I will never leave NCP, says Chhagan Bhujbal
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 23:10
Mumbai: Dismissing speculation that he was upset over losing the deputy chief minister's post, Maharashtra PWD and Tourism minister Chhagan Bhujbal Wednesday said he had seen several ups and downs in his life and would never leave the NCP.

"I have actively participated in the birth and formation of the NCP and will continue to stay in the party. I have seen several ups and downs in my life and I am not upset," Bhujbal said while addressing party workers at a felicitation function of newly-appointed deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and other ministers.

He said in 2003, he was forced to quit as deputy chief minister. "I was sad not for resigning as the deputy chief minister but at the false allegations in connection with the Telgi scam. I was the one who got Telgi arrested and now he is being punished," Bhujbal said.

"Now, there is no reason for me to feel upset. I have not done anything," he added.

Bhujbal said he was the NCP's first state president and the first deputy chief minister. "I got an opportunity to be in the post thrice," he said.

The NCP leader said Pawar had his full support. "Success or failure of Ajit Pawar affects the entire party."

Urging party workers not to put leaders in uncomfortable position by asking undue favours, he said, "You all know what happened in case of Adarsh housing society."


First Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 23:10

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