Sharad Pawar re-elected as NCP president
New Delhi, September 10, 2022
Sharad Pawar was on Saturday unanimously re-elected as the president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) at a meeting of its national executive here.
After the meeting, NCP general secretary Praful Patel said Pawar had been elected unopposed by the party's national executive.
The party would hold a national council meeting on Sunday during which Pawar is expected to lay out the road map for the national-level alliance of the opposition parties.
Patel, meanwhile, said that OBC census should be done and all the parties should come together to challenge the BJP.
He also said Bihar Chief Minister and senior Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar has left the NDA and there was a need for unity.
Nitish Kumar, who was in national capital this week, met scores of political leaders starting from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, CPI-M Secretary General Sitaram Yechury, CPI's D. Raja and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (AAP).
He also intends to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi when she returns from abroad.
Before coming to the national capital, the Bihar Chief Minister had met RJD leader Lalu Prasad and TRS supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.