Uddha Thackeray, Ajit Pawar
Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray meeting Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, in Mumbai on Wednesday I Photo: ANI screengrab

Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray calls on ex-ally leader Ajit Pawar

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Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray met with his former ally and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday (July 19), for the first time since the NCP leader joined the Eknath Shinde government.

Thackeray, a member of the state legislative council, attended the house proceedings for a brief period. It was also his first visit to the legislature after deputy chairperson Neelam Gorhe, his one-time party colleague, joined the Shinde-led rival Shiv Sena.

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“I asked him to do good work for the state and people,” Thackeray said after meeting Pawar, who is also the finance minister, at his office.

The former chief minister noted that he had worked with Pawar in his cabinet and knew his style of functioning. Pawar was Thackeray’s deputy in the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

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“I am confident that people of the state will get aid because he has the keys to the treasury,” Thackeray added.

Earlier this month, Ajit Pawar and eight other Nationalist Congress Party MLAs joined the Shinde government, virtually splitting the party founded by Sharad Pawar.

(With agency inputs)

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