NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday reaffirmed his party’s support to Congress at the Centre and at Maharashtra, where a crisis has erupted in the wake of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s resignation.

“We continue to support the government in Maharashtra and Delhi, we do not want destability,” Mr. Sharad Pawar told reporters in Kolkata.

Asked whether Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan should go back to Delhi, where he was earlier a powerful minister in the PMO, Mr. Sharad Pawar said, “Whether Chavan should be there (as Chief Minister of Maharashtra) in Mumbai or Delhi is the internal issue of Congress, it is a prerogative of Congress and we have no view.”

Asked whether the resignation of Mr. Ajit Pawar, a senior NCP leader, was to create pressure on Congress, he said, “(There is) no question of pressure creating.”


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