Fight in NCP camps peaks as rival leaders intensify bid to control partytext_fields
New Delhi: Ajit Pawar’s exit from NCP has triggered a fight between splinter groups to take over the control of the party.
The turf war in the party draws parallel with the situation that Shiv Sena faced several months ago after Eknath Shinde joined the BJP camp.
Months later NCP found itself caught in a crisis of turncoats and rebellion which the party was perhaps not expecting.
Now that Ajit Pawar joined the BJP camp, NCP activists called him a 'traitor', warning him that people would not forgive him, according to NDTV.
Senior Pawar’s camp put up posters in Delhi comparing Ajit Pawar’s exit to the betrayal of Baahubali by Katappa in the movie ‘Baahubali’, stabbing him from behind.
The posters put up by NCP workers read ‘The whole country is watching traitors hidden among one's own. The public won't forgive such fraud people.’
Two camps are now showcasing the number of MLAs supporting them, to claim supremacy.
Meanwhile, Sharad Pawar will discuss next line of action at the party's working committee meeting in Delhi today.
This comes after Ajit Pawar approached the Election Commission for the party name and symbol claiming majority in number of MLAs.
The Ajit Pawar camp's meeting yesterday marked the attendance of 32 of the 53 MLAs, while the senior Pawar camp reported the attendance of 14 MLAs at their meeting.
Ajit Pawar crossed over to the BJP camp with eight MLAs on Sunday sending shock waves in the Opposition in Maharashtra not long after Ekanath Shinde came in power with similar rift in Shiv Sena.