Press Esc to close
Thursday 02 July 2015
News updated at 5:57 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Resignation only after consulting MLAs, says Ajit Pawar on urine remark

Satara (Mah), Apr 11, 2013 (PTI):

Amid clamour for his resignation over controversial remarks on drought, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today said any decision on the issue would be taken only after consulting party legislators.

"When I resigned the last time, it was my personal decision. However, this time I will take a decision only after talking to the MLAs who have selected me their leader," he told reporters at Phaltan in Satara district.

Ajit, nephew of NCP chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, was asked about the Opposition's demand for his resignation following his remarks that have kicked up a huge controversy in the state.

Opposition BJP and Shiv Sena have been gunning for Pawar over his crass "urinating-in-the-dam" statement over water scarcity being faced by farmers of drought-hit Maharashtra despite his repeated apologies and admission that it was "one of the biggest mistakes in my political life."

Even Sharad Pawar sought to cool down tempers by apologising on his nephew's behalf.

However, the apologies failed to cut ice with the Opposition which stalled proceedings of the two Houses of the state legislature for three consecutive days demanding an apology from Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and sacking of his deputy.

Ajit Pawar had resigned in September last year after media reports accused him of being involved in an alleged multi-crore irrigation scam in Vidarbha region when he held the irrigation portfolio between 1999 and 2009. He was, however, reinstated barely 10 weeks later after a white paper brought by the government gave him a clean chit.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523