Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar made headlines after Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a case against him in a money laundering case in Maharashtra Cooperative bank along with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar. Ajit on Saturday submitted his resignation as MLA thus giving room for speculations about him quitting politics. The ED filed a case against Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and 70 others in connection with the bank scam of Rs 25,000 crore.
As per a report in IndiaToday, sources revealed, “NCP supremo Sharad Pawar reportedly spoke to his nephew Ajit last night. Ajit is in depression and now Sharad Pawar has left the decision to stay in politics up to him.” Ajit told his family of his decision of quitting politics and getting into farming or any other business instead, said NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.
Ajit in a press conference today, broke down while speaking about the charges levelled against him. He said, “I have emotions. How come they keep levelling absurd allegations against me? One must be feeling that I can’t do without thousands of crores (scam).” Ajit also hinted at a political vendetta clarifying there’s no rift the in Pawar family after reports of a feud surfaced between Ajit and his cousin and NCP leader Supriya Sule.
He added, “How can Sharad Pawar be dragged in this? He has no connection with this bank. He wasn’t even a member of that particular bank. I’ve reached here because him only. He and the NCP are defamed because I was on the board of the bank. This is the reason I resigned without asking him.”