Mumbai 23 November 2019: Hours after BJP's Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Chief Minister in the early hours of Saturday, with Ajit Pawar as his deputy, Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule has said that there was a betrayal by her cousin Ajit Pawar.
As a symbolic move, Supriya Sule changed her WhatsApp status as “Party and family split”, indicating an open war with Ajit Pawar — Sule’s cousin and Sharad Pawar's nephew. She also expressed in a Whatsapp message that ‘Never Felt so Cheated in Life’.
she also wrote: “Who do you trust in life...never felt so cheated in my life... defended him, loved him...look what I get in return.”.
The development brought a major twist in the Maharashtra saga as a day earlier it was senior Pawar who announced that the new Maharashtra government would be led by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Sharad Pawar appeared equally miffed with his nephew Ajit's decision to join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "I came to know at 7 am today about Ajit Pawar. I did not know before that. I will hold a press conference in some time. Uddhav too will address the media. I will speak elaborately then," the NCP chief said, clarifying that it was not his decision.
“I will make an official statement soon and I’ll lead from the front,” Sule said, refusing to comment on the latest development in Maharashtra politics.