The Maharashtra Congress in-charge Mohan Prakash on Friday told CNN IBN that Prithviraj Chavan will remain the chief minister of the state ending speculations of a change in leadership in the state after the defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.
It was learnt in June, Chavan had conveyed to the party top brass that the NCP’s opposition to him centred on him not clearing two to three files of vested interests that were problematic.
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.