In the midst of speculations about his possible resignation from the Shiv Sena, party spokesperson Rahul Narvekar, who recently withdrew his candidature from the state legislative council elections, met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday.
“I am seeking explanation from my party about the withdrawal issue. Ever since the incident I have not been contacted from the party leaders. I will soon disclose my position,” he told The Hindu.
Mr. Narvekar, who is the son-in-law of the NCP leader Ramraje Naik-Nimbalkar, was pitted as the second candidate from the Sena for the state council elections. Last week, he withdrew his application from the contest after his defeat in the election became clear. Ever since, the speculations about his possible jump to the NCP were making rounds.
“He was in my contact for last three weeks. He has explained the reasons for his discontent to me. Any political decision regarding him will be taken soon,” said Mr. Pawar after his meeting with the Sena leader.
According to sources, Mr. Narvekar is likely to be fielded in Maval constituency from the NCP for the Lok Sabha polls. Earlier, the NCP was planning to field its MLA Lakshman Jagtap from Maval, but had to change the planning after Mr. Jagtap decided to contest elections as an independent.