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Sharad Pawar leaves for Delhi to attend NCP National Executive meeting

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Amid Maharashtra political crisis, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar on Thursday left for Delhi where he has called a National Executive meeting.

Meanwhile, posters saying “In the fight of truth and lie, the entire country is with Sharad Pawar” and “India’s history is such that it has never forgiven those who have betrayed” come up outside NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Delhi.

However, later it was removed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). With the NCP witnessing the unravelling of the party, the Pawar family feud played out on stage on Wednesday as NCP factions headed by Sharad Pawar and his nephew held rival meetings at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre in south Mumbai and in Bhujbal Knowledge City in suburban Bandra, respectively. While sources revealed that Election Commission has received a petition from Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar staking claim to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the party symbol.

The sources said the Election Commission has also received a caveat from Jayant Patil, who is with the Sharad Pawar group. He also informed the panel that they have initiated a disqualification process against nine MLAs who joined the Eknath Shinde-BJP government in the state on Sunday.

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