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NCP Removes Ajit Pawar as Party Leader: Reports

The NCP removed Ajit Pawar as legislative party leader on 23 November evening. His replacement is reportedly Dilip Walse Patil.

The Shiv Sena NCP and Congress have moved to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court on 23 November evening against Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar taking oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister. They’ve sought an urgent hearing from the SC, and demanded that a floor test be conducted within 24 hours.

The Sena and NCP, in a joint media briefing, and the Congress, in a separate press conference, on Saturday reiterated their alliance and slammed the BJP, calling the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis with Ajit Pawar’s support of the same, ‘undemocratic.’

NCP leader Ajit Pawar joined forces with the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis to form government in Maharashtra earlier on Saturday in a move that left the nation surprised.

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