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Congress Names Leader of Opposition

Mumbai: In an important political development, members of NCP’s Ajit Pawar’s party have joined the Movement-Fadnavis government. As a result, Ajit Pawar has been selected for the post of Deputy Chief Minister. Notably, earlier, Ajit was against becoming the Leader of Opposition, but the people elected him to this post in the Pawar government.

Congress Names Leader of Opposition

However, even though the session has resumed, the name of the leader of the opposition party faced disapproval from some Congress members. Consequently, Congress announced the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

Vijay Wadettiwar Selected as Leader of Opposition

Bramhapuri Constituency MLA Vijay Wadettiwar has been chosen as the Leader of Opposition by the Congress party. While there were discussions about Sangram Thopte, Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat, and Nana Patole for this role, Congress High Command decided to entrust this responsibility to Vijay Wadettiwar.

Vijay Wadettiwar – A Repeated Responsibility

Interestingly, this is not the first time Vijay Wadettiwar has been assigned the role of Leader of Opposition. He held this position previously in 2019.

High Command’s Confidence Sparks Discussions

The Congress High Command’s trust in Vijay Wadettiwar has sparked several discussions in the political circles. Initially, it was believed that the position might go to former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, former state president Balasaheb Thorat, or current state president Nana Patole. However, Vijay Wadettiwar emerged as the final choice.

Vijay Wadettiwar – An OBC Leader with a Strong Following

Vijay Wadettiwar is an OBC leader with a significant following in Vidarbha. Following Ajit Pawar’s departure, there was a notable void in Mahavikas Aghadi. As Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar have emerged as prominent leaders in the government, the opposition party sought a strong leader to advocate the concerns of the people.

With these recent developments, the political landscape in Maharashtra is witnessing shifts and realignments, setting the stage for potential policy debates and political confrontations in the future.

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