Mumbai: Veteran politician and a stalwart of Maharashtra politics, Sharad Pawar on Tuesday announced his decision to step down as the chief of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
He has made this announcement after the release of his autobiography ‘Lok Majhe Saangaati’ revealing details about his political career, including the developments that took place in his party post-2015.
While announcing his retirement he said “I am resigning from the post of the national president of NCP,” adding that he knew where to stop,” According to the details till now, no announcement has been made on who will succeed Sharad Pawar as the party chief.
Soon after Pawar announced his retirement from the NCP’s top post, a massive protest was seen at the party office with cadres demanding he take back his resignation.
As per the visuals, the senior leaders of the party did not seem convinced by Pawar’s decision and started sloganeering asking him to revoke his announcement.
The NCP workers are saying that they won’t leave the venue until Sharad Pawar takes his decision back.