- Sharad Pawar’s nephew, Ajit Pawar resigned from the Congress MLA position on Thursday 27th September
- The uncle-nephew duo have been named in the Rs 25,000 crore scam of the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank
- The resignation has been accepted by the speaker and since then communication with the ex-political leader has become difficult for party members
In light of the happenings of the Maharashtra state Co-operative bank scam, which names Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar, both as beneficiaries, Ajit Pawar has handed over his official resignation on Thursday 27th September 2019. It has since been accepted by the Speaker, Mr Haribhai Bagade.
This news was communicated to the public by the Speaker and not the ex MLA himself. He has been difficult to contact ever since the news was delivered. This took place on the same day that his uncle, Sharad Pawar was asked to go to the ED office, but later refused.
Many leaders of the National Congress Party had gone to Pawar’s residence to confront the issue. According to Pawar, his nephew never informed him or gave him any ideas that he would carry out such an action, even though they had been together the past few days. He also states that ever since he has handed in his resignation, He is unable to catch hold of his nephew.
Sharad Pawar was quoted as saying,
“There was a discussion within his family that he was upset as my name had been dragged through in the MSCB scam when while i was not a director or remotely connected to it. He told his family that i was CM of maharashtra on four occasions, a union minister handling defence and agricultural portfolios… and that i have to see all this”Sharad Pawar on his nephew handing in his resignation as MLA
Senior Pawar also mentioned that his nephew was so fed up that he had also told his children that agriculture and business were better options than politics.
Who is Ajit Pawar?
Ajit Pawar is a 60-year-old former chief deputy chief minister and held the Baramati seat in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. He was a part of the National Congress Party.