Sharad Pawar announces his decision to step down as NCP chief
In a surprising turn of events, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar announced his decision to step down from his position as the party’s top post. However, he made it clear that he won’t retire from active politics. In his address to the NCP workers on Tuesday, Pawar stated that he would focus on issues related to Maharashtra and India during his remaining three-year term as a Rajya Sabha MP, but without taking any responsibility. He further added that “After a long period of public life… it is necessary to take a step back.”
Sharad Pawar won’t retire from active politics
Sharad Pawar has been a prominent political figure in Maharashtra and India for over six decades and had been at the helm of the party since its inception in 1999. His decision to step down has sent shockwaves through the political circles in the state. Many leaders across party lines have praised Pawar for his contributions to the state and the country, and have wished him well in his future endeavors.
As per Sharad Pawar’s announcement, a committee will be formed to decide on his successor, which should include senior members such as Supriya Sule, Ajit Pawar, Praful Patel, Jayant Patil, Anil Deshmukh, Rajesh Tope, Chhagan Bhujbal, and others. However, his decision to step down did not go down well with the NCP workers, who demanded that he withdraw his decision.
Committee to decide on Pawar’s successor
Sharad Pawar’s decision to step down from the NCP chief’s post has sparked speculation about the future course of the party. It remains to be seen who will succeed him as the new chief of the party. Some political experts believe that this move by Pawar could have been prompted by the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, where the NCP is one of the major players.
Political analysts opine that Pawar’s decision to step down from the party’s top post could be a strategic move to pass on the baton to the next generation of leaders. Pawar has been known to be a kingmaker in Maharashtra’s politics and has played a crucial role in shaping the state’s political landscape. His exit from the party’s top post could lead to a power struggle within the party, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the coming days.
Several political leaders have hailed Pawar’s contributions to Maharashtra and India. The Congress party tweeted, “Sharad Pawar ji is a towering political figure who has contributed immensely to Maharashtra and India’s politics. His contribution to the state and the country has been invaluable. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors.”
The BJP’s Maharashtra unit also praised Pawar, with state president Chandrakant Patil saying, “Sharad Pawar is a leader who has played a crucial role in Maharashtra’s politics for many decades. We respect him for his contributions to the state and the country. We wish him good health and a long life.”
In conclusion, Pawar’s decision to step down from the NCP chief’s post has created a stir in Maharashtra’s political circles. His contributions to the state and the country have been immense, and his exit from the party’s top post is sure to have an impact on the party’s future. It remains to be seen who will succeed him as the new chief of the party and how it will affect the political landscape of Maharashtra.