New Delhi: Remaining silent for nearly 36 hours after being sworn-in as the deputy CM of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar on Sunday gave a new twist to this association with the NCP and said he is still with the party and Sharad Pawar remains his party leader.
“I am in the NCP and shall always be in the NCP and @PawarSpeaks Saheb is our leader,” he said in a tweet.
He also said in the same tweet that the BJP-NCP will give a stable government to Maharashtra which was under President’s Rule for nearly a month after no party came forward to prove the majority to form the government in the state.
“Our BJP-NCP alliance shall provide a stable government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the state and its people,” he added.
Notably, the deputy CM of Maharashtra was sacked from the NCP after he extended support to the BJP to form the government in the state.
In another tweet, he assured all not to worry for anything as all is well and said it needs little patience.
“There is absolutely no need to worry, all is well. However, a little patience is required. Thank you very much for all your support,” he said in another tweet.
Earlier in the day, he changed Twitter bio and added Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra to it. He also mentioned Nationalist Congress Party Leader in the Twitter handle.
In a series of tweets, he thanked everyone who had congratulated him on becoming the deputy CM of the state. He also thanked PM Modi and assured him of forming a stable government in the state.
Giving a reply to PM Modi’s congratulatory message on Twitter, Ajit said, “Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi ji. We will ensure a stable government that will work hard for the welfare of the people of Maharashtra.”
A host of other BJP leaders whom he thanked include Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, and Nitin Gadkari.
Soon after taking oath as deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP held an emergency meeting and removed as Ajit Pawar from the post of legislative party leader. He was immediately replaced by senior NCP leader Jayant Patil.