Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who took the oath of Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Saturday, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for their wishes and said that he -- along with Devendra Fadnavis -- will ensure a stable government in Maharashtra. 

"Thank you Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. We will ensure a stable Government that will work hard for the welfare of the people of Maharashtra," he said in a tweet on Sunday.

"Thank you Amit Shah ji, Thanks for your wishings," he said in another while thanking the Home Minister.

Pawar also changed his bio on twitter to reflect his new role, "Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party Leader".

In another tweet, Ajit said that he is in NCP and Sharad Pawar will always remain his leader and the BJP-NCP alliance will provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years. 

"I'm in NCP and shall always be in the NCP, and Sharad Pawar saheb is our leader. Our BJP-NCP alliance shall provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the state and its people," he said.

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This comes hours after the Supreme Court issued notice to him and Devendra Fadnavis on Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena's plea and asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the state government, to produce relevant documents from Governor’s letter for inviting BJP to form government and letter of support of MLAs by 10.30 am on Monday.

The apex court also declined fervent request of Mehta seeking two days time to place Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's communication on record and asked him to produce letters by Monday at 10:30 am when the matter will be taken again.

Meanwhile, the NCP has sacked Ajit as its leader in the State legislature after he joined hands with the BJP and took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. "The decision to sack Ajit Pawar was taken at the meeting of the party’s MLAs here," news agency PTI quoted party sources as saying. 

Ajit on Saturday shook hands with the BJP and took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The oath was administered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan in presence of few BJP and NCP leaders. 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma