Absence of 5 MLAs Marks NCP Meeting in Mumbai Post Lok Sabha Election Setback

Mumbai, 6th June 2024: In Mumbai, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar, convened a meeting of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs today following the party’s underwhelming performance in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

With just one seat secured in Raigad, the NCP faced disappointment, notably losing the high-stakes contest in Baramati, where Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule retained her position against Sunetra Pawar, Ajit Pawar’s spouse.

Alongside Ajit Pawar, NCP’s national president, key figures including party working president Praful Patel and Raigad MP Sunil Tatkare attended the meeting. Approximately five out of the 41 MLAs were absent, reportedly due to various reasons, including Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal being abroad and others facing health issues.

The gathering deliberated on the prevailing political landscape and analyzed the party’s performance in the four contested Lok Sabha seats within the state.