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No impact of Ajit Pawar's resignation on our ties with NCP: Congress

Press Trust of India
Sep 28, 2012 at 07:50pm IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra unit of Congress on Friday said there would not be any adverse impact of NCP leader Ajit Pawar's resignation as Deputy Chief Minister on the 13-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in the state.

"Ajit Pawar had said while resigning that he won't accept any post till charges against him are cleared," said state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre in Mumbai.

"It was for the NCP to take decision. The issue was being discussed for the last two-three days. Talks were on and today they have come to end."

Our alliance with NCP will continue, says Congress

Maharashtra Congress chief Manikrao Thakre said Ajit Pawar won't accept any post till charges against him are cleared.

"Congress-NCP alliance would continue and there would not be any adverse impact," he said.

NCP on Friday decided to accept Ajit Pawar's resignation, proffered in the wake of corruption allegations.

Meanwhile, leader of independents' group in the state Assembly, Dilip Sopal, said independent MLAs would continue to support NCP.

"Ajit Pawar is leader of NCP legislature party and we are with him," he said.

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