The biggest question haunting many is that whether Ajit Pawar is trying to repeat his adventure of November 2019 – when he secretly took a pre-dawn oath of office with Devendra Fadnavis.
The rumour mills went crazy after Ajit suddenly disappeared last week, cancelling all his engagements. Ajit has an infamous history of going incommunicado whenever he is upset with the party.
Speculations rose further after social activist Anjali Damania tweeted that the Supreme Court verdict, which is due anytime, will result in the disqualification of Shinde and 15 other MLAs. As plan B, Ajit Pawar with 15 NCP MLAs will join hands with the BJP.The political focus in Maharashtra that was constantly around the Thackerays for the last one year has suddenly shifted to the Pawars. One question that is doing the rounds in the political corridors is – what is on their mind? Not just Sharad Pawar but also the nephew, Ajit. The statements by uncle and nephew are anything but routine – they are politically loaded.This is not the first time that Pawar has taken a stand that helps the ruling BJP or the PM.
In September 2018, when Rahul Gandhi went hammer and tongs against the PM over the Rafale deal, Pawar’s statement that the PM’s integrity could not be questioned had stumped the Congress. The Adani statement is giving everyone a sense of deja vu.