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Ajit Pawar is new opposition leader in Maharashtra assembly

05:23 PM Jul 04, 2022 | PTI |

NCP leader Ajit Pawar was, on Monday, named the leader of opposition in Maharashtra assembly.

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He succeeds BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis, who was sworn in as Deputy chief minister on June 30.

Speaker Rahul Narvekar announced that Pawar will take over as leader of opposition in the assembly, adding NCP has emerged as the single largest opposition party in the 288-member house.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde described Ajit Pawar as a mature politician and administrator.

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