New Delhi: Sharad Pawar on Friday withdrew his resignation from the post of NCP president following stiff opposition from party leaders and workers. Now Pawar will continue as the president of NCP.
“I had no idea that my party would react so strongly to my resignation,” Pawar said on Saturday.
Many national-level leaders also requested me to withdraw my decision. Pawar said it would not be right to quit the party as general elections are due within a year. “We are working on uniting the opposition.”
NCP president Sharad Pawar said that he had prepared himself thoughtfully to be relieved of the responsibility of the post of national president. He still have 3 more years in Parliament and he was thinking of building a good team in the future that can take responsibility of NCP at the state and country level. So he thought of stepping aside and giving a chance to the next generation.
Sharad Pawar had announced his resignation from the post of NCP president on Tuesday on the occasion of the release of the updated edition of his autobiography, his decision was strongly opposed by party workers and leaders who demanded Pawar to change his decision. However, Pawar had formed a committee for the new NCP president.
The committee meeting held on Friday rejected Pawar’s resignation and passed a resolution to continue as NCP president. Following the committee’s decision, Pawar withdrew his resignation.