Pune: Senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Ajit Pawar warned the rank and file of the party that henceforth any anti-party activities will not be tolerated and those involved in this will be shown the door.
The NCP suffered a massive debacle in the civic polls held in February this year and insiders attribute it to the infighting within the party.
Pawar also said that those who cannot deliver the expected results will also meet with the same fate and the new leadership will take over the charge. Pawar, who was in the city on Wednesday, was addressing the NCP leaders and activists after taking a review of the party organisation.
He said the party has formed 24 cells of various categories like minority cell, socially backward cell, Muslim cell, women’s cell, but most of these cells are not discharging their duties well and their performance is dismal. Some of the cells remained only on paper and the chiefs of these cells use the letterhead of the organisation only to increase their perceived value.
“If the party feels that a certain cell is not functioning well or its office-bearers are indulged in anti-party activities, then they will not be spared. The students’ organisation of the party is not performing well and when the university elections are approaching the students’ organisation should take a proactive role to expand the party base among students,” Pawar said.
He instructed the party leaders in the PMC to oppose the projects vehemently which are not in the interest of citizens. He also told them not to compromise with the ruling party but back any good development project in the interest of the city.
Speaking on the sidelines of the party’s rally, Pawar said the party had decided to give some time to the new ruling party at the PMC, but despite having power at Centre, State and the PMC, the BJP failed to deliver and push development projects like Bhama Askhed and garbage disposal plant, he said.
When asked why the NCP did not take any action against MLC Anil Bhosale for his anti-party activities, State NCP Chief Sunil Tatkare said technically Bhosale is with the NCP and if they ousted him he would be free to go hand-in-hand with the BJP.