Chavan had told reporters that he was not aware of any such development in the party regarding his leadership. He had said, “Until a decision is made, I will continue with my work. I was sent here with a specific mandate,”.
Maharashtra was one of the states where the Congress faced its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.
During the recent general elections, NCP won four and Congress two of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the worst showing by the two alliance partners. With assembly elections slated to take place later this year, Congress tightened it noose around Chavan, mulling a change in state leadership.