His decision had saved the party from a big embarrassment.
But most importantly, his decision had saved the family from permanent damage.
Kamlesh Sutar reveals how Sharad Pawar brought back his rebellious nephew into the party and family fold.
A gripping excerpt from 36 Days: A Political Chronicle Of Ambition, Deception, Trust And Betrayal.
IMAGE: Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar. Photograph: ANI Photo
IMAGE: November 26, 2019. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and then chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Police Martyrs Memorial on Marine Drive, south Mumbai. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo
IMAGE: Cousins reunite! Supriya Sule and Ajit Pawar share a hug at Maharashtra's Vidhan Sabha. Photograph: Sahil Salvi/Rediff.com
IMAGE: NCP leader Sunil Tatkare along with his children, Aditi Tatkare and Aniket Tatkare, arrives at Maharashtra's Vidhan Bhavan. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo
IMAGE: Devendra Fadnavis -- accompanied by Bharatiya General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav, left, the BJP's Maharashtra unit president Chandrakant Patil, second from right, and Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Danve, right -- submits his resignation as Maharashtra chief minister to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: Uddhav Thackeray pays tribute to his father and party founder Balasaheb Thackeray at their home Matoshree
in Bandra East, north west Mumbai. Photograph: Sahil Salvi/Rediff.com
IMAGE: Ajit Pawar greets Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at the swearing in ceremony. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Photo
Book cover- 36 Days: A Political Chronicle Of Ambition, Deception, Trust And Betrayal Image: Rupa Publications India
Excerpted from 36 Days: A Political Chronicle Of Ambition, Deception, Trust And Betrayal by Kamlesh Sutar, with the kind permission of the publishers, Rupa Publications India.
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