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Ajit Pawar announced as new Opposition leader in Maharashtra Assembly

Ajit Pawar announced as new Opposition leader in Maharashtra Assembly

Pawar succeeds BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, who was sworn in as Deputy CM on June 30.

Ajit Pawar announced as new Opposition leader in Maharashtra Assembly Ajit Pawar announced as new Opposition leader in Maharashtra Assembly

NCP leader Ajit Pawar was on Monday named the leader of the opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly.

He succeeds BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, who was sworn in as Deputy CM on June 30.

Speaker Rahul Narvekar announced that Pawar will take over as Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, adding NCP has emerged as the single largest opposition party in the 288-member House.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde described Ajit Pawar as a mature politician and administrator.