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After switching over to NCP, five corporators return to Shiv Sena's fold

The five corporators had joined the NCP last week in the presence of the Deputy CM at Baramati in Pune district.

After switching over to NCP, five corporators return to Shiv Sena's fold
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The defection of five Shiv Sena corporations from Parner in Ahmednagar district created political chaos among the allies in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. The five corporators switched over from Shiv Sena to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) brought new troubles for the allies. 

However, the same was rectified after all the corporators returned to Shiv Sena’s fold on July 8 at Matoshree in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Earlier that day, the five corporators who joined the NCP met Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and were welcomed to Sena’s fold later. 

According to media reports, Shiv Sena leader Milind Narvekar - a close aide to Thackeray and his personal assistant - had a word with Ajit Pawar and conveyed the displeasure over NCP inducting five of Sena’s councillors. 

The five corporators had joined the NCP last week in the presence of the Deputy CM at Baramati in Pune district. It is learnt that the councillors had troubles with the local Sena leadership and were to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

Therefore, they were inducted to the NCP to deter their defection to the BJP. However, they returned to Sena’ fold after meeting Thackeray and Narvekar is said to have played an important role in bringing them back. Thackeray also assured the councillors that their issues will also be resolved. 

The Shiv Sena made it clear that such decisions should be taken keeping each other in confidence since they have a government to run. Meanwhile, the NCP obliged to Sena’s concerns and Ajit Pawar sent the five corporators to Matoshree. 

The issue was also discussed with NCP chief Sharad Pawar after which the five corporators returned to Sena’s fold. This development is significant for the MVA alliance as Sena gave a clear message that no party should poach any leader. 

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