Pawar stated he will concentrate on reorganising the party’s organisational structure after announcing his decision to remain as the NCP leader. Days after publicly announcing his resignation as Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief, Sharad Pawar has reversed his decision. “I’m taking my decision back,” Sharad Pawar confirmed the news at a press conference on Friday. “I can’t disrespect your sentiments. Due to your love, I am respecting the demand that was made to me to withdraw my resignation and the resolution that was passed by senior NCP leaders. I withdraw my decision to step down as the national president of NCP,” Pawar mentioned.
The former Maharashtra Chief Minister did, however, say that the NCP needs a succession plan. While announcing his return to the party at the top position, the veteran leader stated that he will focus on organisational changes and will work with “renewed vigour.” Sharad Pawar’s plan to step down was rejected by a committee tasked with selecting the new NCP National President on Friday. “The committee has unanimously passed a resolution. It unanimously rejects his decision to step down and urges him to continue as party president,” after a meeting of the committee on Friday, senior party leader Praful Patel stated.
VIDEO | “I have decided to withdraw my decision to quit as NCP President,” says @PawarSpeaks at a press conference in Mumbai. #SharadPawar pic.twitter.com/3cBfDvpm6Q
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Following that, Patel and senior party leaders met with Pawar at his Silver Oak home to inform him of the committee’s conclusion. “We requested (Sharad) Pawar saheb to consider the NCP committee’s resolution (which rejected his decision of stepping down as party chief). He (Pawar) has asked for more time and will convey his decision,” Patel stated. The group was established by Pawar himself after he declared on May 2 that he would be stepping down as NCP leader. Members of the committee include Ajit Pawar, Supriya Sule, former Union minister Parful Patel, and Chhagan Bhujbal. NCP workers protested earlier this week after Pawar announced his decision to step down as party president.