Supriya Sule, a newly-appointed NCP working president, flattered her brother Ajit Pawar by issuing a statement that he is the Amitabh Bachchan of Maharashtra politics.
Sule’s statement shoulders importance as there has been rumour in political circles after her appointment as party working president that Ajit Pawar has been side-lined, especially as Sule has been given responsibility of Maharashtra and also been appointed head of the central election authority.
Ajit Pawar himself clarified in the wake of Sule’s appointment that he had proposed her name for the working president’s post and that he was not interested in national politics but in state politics.
A senior NCP leader told Afternoon Voice, “The media is printing and issuing all sorts of gossip, but in reality it is Ajit Pawar who suggested Supriya’s name for the post of president. The siblings absolutely have no problem, and everything is fine in the party and family.”