Ending days of speculations, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday accepted the resignation of party leader Ajit Pawar as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Union Agriculture Minister NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who participated in the legislature party meeting here, said the resignation of other party ministers were not accepted.
"NCP meeting is done and we have discussed the situation in the state. NCP MLAs wanted Ajit Pawar´s resignation to be withdrawn," Sharad told reporters after the meeting.
"I am going to ask Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to accept Ajit Pawar´s resignation as Deputy Chief Minister," he said.
Sharad said the resignation of other NCP ministers were rejected.
"The resignation of other NCP ministers were not accepted. I have asked other NCP ministers who had quit along with Ajit to continue their work from tomorrow," he said.
He said the white paper on irrigation in the state should ´be brought out soon´.