Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister and NCP
president Sharad Pawar has convened the extended working
committee meeting of his party`s Maharashtra unit on August 28
in an attempt to re-establish cordial relations between
warring party leaders.
Pawar has decided to accord priority to trying to bring
rapprochement between warring NCP leaders from different
districts including Home Minister R R Patil and Rural
Development Minister Jayant Patil, who hails from Sangli
district in Western Maharashtra, they said.
Former MP from Nashik Devidas Pingale was denied a second
term and Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal`s nephew Sameer
was nominated from Nashik Parliamentary constituency,
resulting in a conflict between the two.
Squabbles between Minister of state for Urban development
Bhaskar Jadhav, who represents Guhagar assembly in Ratnagiri
district, and former MLA Ramesh Kadam continue while the
Kolhapur and Ahmednagar districts are also infested with
factionalism, the sources said.
Pawar will take stock of the political situation in these
districts and discuss organisation of district wise party
conventions to galvanise the cadre, they said.
Similarly, municipal elections in Kolhapur and
Kalyan-Dombivali and the biennial elections to the legislative
council from teachers, graduates and local bodies
constituencies in Nanded, Aurangabad, Bhandara-Gondia,
Sangli-Satara, Yavatmal, Nagpur, Amravati and Konkan will also
figure in the discussions, they added.