Facing a storm of protest over his "urine" remarks on drought situation in Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar sat on a day-long 'aatma-klesh' (penance) fast at Karad in the district this morning.
The NCP leader launched his fast at the memorial of the late Yashwantrao Chavan, the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Ajit's uncle and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar had yesterday called his remarks as inappropriate.
Ajit has already apologised for his controversial remarks, but the Opposition Shiv Sena, BJP and MNS have stalled the proceedings of state legislature for the last three days, seeking his resignation.
Talking to reporters today, Ajit said his fast was an attempt at repentance, and not a stunt.