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'Upset' over ED case, NCP leader Ajit Pawar quits as MLA
'Upset' over ED case, NCP leader Ajit Pawar quits as MLA

Mumbai/Pune, Sep 27 (TIWN) Upset by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) case lodged against him, Nationalist Congress Party leader and former two-time Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has quit as MLA from Baramati, party President Sharad Pawar said here late on Friday.

So far no reason has been given for his sudden step down from lawmaker's position. Ajit is a nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

ED has registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) against Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and others in connection with the Rs 5,000 crore Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) scam case.

The development comes ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, scheduled to take place on 21 October and results will be announced on 24 October.

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