The Election Fee accredited a brand new identify for Sharad Pawar’s NCP faction, naming it the ‘Nationalist Congress Social gathering-Sharadchandra Pawar.’ This resolution got here shortly after his faction submitted three potential names and symbols for his or her political group.
The Sharad Pawar faction was requested to submit new names for his political formation after the Election Fee introduced on Tuesday that the Ajit Pawar faction is the ‘real NCP’. The fee additionally allotted the NCP image ‘clock’ to the group led by Ajit Pawar.
Notably, this identify is for the needs of the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls on February 27.
In response to sources, Sharad Pawar’s faction had proposed the next names: Sharad Pawar Congress, Mi Rashtrawadi, Sharad Swabhimani and three symbols – ‘tea cup’, ‘sunflower’ and ‘rising solar’.
Whereas the Ajit Pawar faction celebrated the decision, saying that “precedence is given to the bulk”, Sharad Pawar’s camp referred to as it a “homicide of democracy” and introduced that they might strategy the Supreme Court docket.
Sharad Pawar-led NCP faction stated that the ballot panel “ought to be embarrassed” by its resolution, including that Ajit Pawar had “politically choked” his uncle and celebration founder Sharad Pawar.
“This was going to occur. We already knew this. At this time he (Ajit Pawar) has choked Sharad Pawar politically. Solely Ajit Pawar is behind this. The one one who ought to be embarrassed in that is the Election Fee. Sharad Pawar is a phoenix. He’ll rise once more from the ashes. We nonetheless have the ability as a result of we’ve got Sharad Pawar. We are going to go to the Supreme Court docket,” Sharad Pawar’s camp chief Jitendra Ahwad instructed information company ANI.
In the meantime, the NCP faction led by Ajit Pawar filed a caveat petition within the Supreme Court docket to make sure they’ve an opportunity to current their case earlier than any resolution is made relating to the Election Fee’s declaration of their faction because the “actual NCP”.
Ajit Pawar had walked away with a majority of NCP MLAs in July final 12 months and supported the BJP-Shiv Sena authorities led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in Maharashtra.