Ajit Pawar Joins Maharashtra Government as Deputy Chief Minister, Causes Split in NCP 

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Ajit Pawar, a senior leader of the NCP, joined the Maharashtra government as deputy Chief Minister, marking a split in the party.

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His decision was influenced by the presence of NCP leaders at an opposition meeting, which irked him and his supporters.

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The move is seen as a blow to the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, which was formed after a previous political upheaval.

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Ajit Pawar was sworn in as deputy Chief Minister, along with eight other NCP leaders who took oath as ministers.

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Chhagan Bhujbal, Dilip Walse Patil, Hasan Mushrif, Dhananjay Munde, Aditi Tatkare, Dharmarao Atram, Anil Patil, and Sanjay Bansode were among those sworn in as ministers.

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Ajit Pawar also resigned as the leader of the opposition in the Lower House, a position accepted by the Assembly Speaker.

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This is not the first time with Ajit Pawar has made such a step, as he previously joined hands with the BJP after the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly polls.

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