Sharad Pawar faction have claimed no split in NCP. The Sharad Pawar faction of the NCP has filed a caveat with the Election Commission, claiming that there is no split in the party. The caveat was filed on Monday, following reports that a group of NCP MLAs, led by Ajit Pawar, had defected to the BJP.
The Sharad Pawar faction said that the reports of a split in the NCP were “malicious” and “false.” They said that the party is united and that Ajit Pawar’s actions do not represent the views of the NCP.
The Election Commission is expected to take up the caveat soon. If the EC finds that there has been a split in the NCP, it could invalidate the party’s election symbol.
The NCP split is a major development in Maharashtra politics. The party is a key member of the ruling coalition in the state. If the NCP loses its election symbol, it could be a major setback for the coalition government.
It remains to be seen how the NCP split will play out. However, it is clear that the party is facing a serious challenge. The Sharad Pawar faction will need to act quickly to shore up its support base and prevent further defections.