Security threat to Ambanis: Ajit Pawar refutes charges made against him by Waze; CBI seeks access to case papers
His remarks come a day after Waze claimed in his letter that he was approached by one Darshan Ghodawat, who introduced himself as a 'very close circle person' of junior Pawar.
Pawar addressed the indoor gathering while campaigning for Bhagirath Bhalke, who has been fielded by the NCP in the bypolls to the Pandharpur-Mangalvedha assembly constituency.
The bypoll, necessitated by NCP MLA Bharat Bhalke's death last year, is scheduled to be held on April 17, which is a Saturday.
Ajit Pawar interacted with traders at Fashion Street market in Camp area whose shops were gutted in a massive fire on Friday night.
The allotment of cabinet berths is the prerogative of head of every ruling party in a coalition, Pawar, who is also an NCP leader, told reporters in Baramati town of Pune.
Pawar, who is guardian minister for Pune, told reporters the situation was becoming serious.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar further warned people to follow all the COVID-19 norms such as using masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene.
"Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had asked for time from the Governor to meet him today but the Governor is out of the station. We will meet him whenever he is available," Pawar said.
The event was held in Pandharpur on Sunday, and despite permission for just 50 attendees, the crowd for the event was much larger, an official said.
He said he has restored the state legislators' salaries, which was cut by 30 per cent during the COVID-19 lockdown last year, and increased the MLA fund from Rs three crore to Rs four crore.
Maharashtra Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announced a discount of 1% on stamp duty and registration of a property if it is in a woman’s name.
Farmers will get zero interest loan upto Rs 3 lakh on timely payment of loans.
There is no reason to back anyone who poses a threat to national security, Pawar said, adding that all should take sensible positions on crucial issues.
Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said he had written four letters to chief minister on the rise in incidents of crime against women in COVID-19 care centres.
The issue was raised by Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole during a discussion at the state Assembly on a starred question about tree plantation during Fadanvis's regime.