Last Updated: February 13, 2024, 10:55 IST
Ajit Pawar with NCP founder Sharad Pawar (Images: PTI)
EC on February 6 recognized the Ajit Pawar-led faction as a real Nationalist Congress Party and granted them NCP’s “clock” symbol ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections
The NCP faction led by Sharad Pawar has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Election Commission’s decision to allocate the party name and symbol to the group led by Ajit Pawar. Calling EC’s move ‘Unconstitutional’, Pawar in his plea said that having a majority is not the only test under the Symbols Act.
In a setback to Sharad Pawar, the Election Commission on February 6 recognised the Ajit Pawar faction as the real Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and also allotted the party symbol ‘clock’ to the group led by him. The development came over seven months after Ajit Pawar ‘split’ the NCP to join the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra.