Will not take oath as Maharashtra minister today: Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar. File photo: PTI

NCP leader Ajit Pawar has said he would not take oath as a Maharashtra minister on Thursday (November 28).

“I will not take oath today. Only Chhagan Bhujbal and Jayant Patil will take oath as ministers from the NCP,” Ajit Pawar told reporters after a meeting of NCP leaders at party chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Mumbai.

Two MLAs each from the allies Shiv Sena and Congress will also take oath as ministers, he said. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn in as the chief minister at a ceremony to be held at the Shivaji Park here in the evening.