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Pawar's resignation won't affect Cong-NCP ties: Maha CM

September 29, 2012 16:24 IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that resignation of his deputy Ajit Pawar from the state ministry will not affect the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party ties.

"I met Sharad Pawar, Ajit and Praful Patel on Friday night to discuss the issue. The government will work effectively and there will be proper co-ordination in the government and between both the parties. Congress-NCP ties will remain strong," Chavan said.

He said the state will not have a deputy chief minister.

Higher education minister Rajesh Tope has been given charge of the energy portfolio held by Ajit Pawar while rural development minister Jayant Patil has been handed over the finance ministry.

Chavan declined to comment on probe into the allegation of corruption in the irrigation department and the white paper as promised by him. "No comments," he said.

Image: Ajit Pawar quit as the deputy CM of Maharashtra

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