Opposition parties in Maharashtra on Tuesday welcomed deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar's resignation in the wake of corruption allegations in irrigation projects saying the truth must come out.
"Be it a court stricture or the CM's talk of white paper on irrigation, any proper inquiry can't take place when the minister is in office," state unit BJP chief Sudhir Mungantiwar said.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray, however, dubbed Ajit Pawar's resignation a "nautanki" (drama).
NCP MP Supriya Sule, said she was proud of Ajit Pawar.
"NCP doesn't want political instability in the state. Ajit dada has taken the decision to resign after much thought. I am proud of my brother," she said.
"He spoke to me (before he announced the decision)," she added.