Jayant Patil elected as NCP State President after Sunil Tatkare resigns

After Tatkare stepped down, leaders Shashikant Shinde and Jayant Patil were in constant talks for the post of state president. Patil’s close proximity to Pawar earned him the post of NCP State President.

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Former State President of National Congress Party (NCP), Sunil Tatkare resigned from the post of party’s State President just ahead of 2019 State and Lok Sabha Elections. In response, senior NCP veteran and former Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil was elected at the Working Committee meeting on Sunday.

After Tatkare stepped down, leaders Shashikant Shinde and Jayant Patil were in constant talks for the post of state president. Patil’s close proximity to Pawar earned him the post of NCP State President.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar called a meeting of important leaders of NCP at Moti Bagh residence in Pune this morning. Many influential leaders including NCP leader Ajit Pawar, Supriya Sule, Dhananjay Munde, Jayant Patil, Sunil Tatkare, Jitendra Awhad, Dilip Walse Patil, Rajesh Tope, Shashikant Shinde, NCP's spokesman Nawab Malik etc. were present at the meeting.

Accordingly, in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections, there will be major changes in the party.

Sunil Tatkare also proposed the name of Jayant Patil in the meeting of the Executive Committee. Dhananjay Munde and Shashikant Shinde approved this proposal. After which Patil was bestowed with the title of the State President. Apart from this, Nawab Malik was elected as State Vice President whereas Hemant Takle was appointed as NCP's Treasurer.

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