Ajit Pawar quits as Baramati MLA; NCP leader was named in Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank case by ED

  • In a major jolt to the National Congress Party (NCP), former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday quit as the MLA from Baramati

  • Maharashtra Assembly Speaker, Hairbhau Bagde, confirmed Ajit's resignation and said it has been accepted by him

  • So far no reason has been given for his sudden step down from lawmaker's position. Ajit is a nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar

Mumbai: In a major jolt to the National Congress Party (NCP), former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday quit as the MLA from Baramati. Maharashtra Assembly Speaker, Hairbhau Bagde, confirmed Ajit's resignation and said it has been accepted by him.

So far no reason has been given for his sudden step down from lawmaker's position. Ajit is a nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

ED has registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) against Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and others in connection with the Rs 5,000 crore Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) scam case.

The development comes ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, scheduled to take place on 21 October and results will be announced on 24 October.

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2019 20:12:28 IST