Speaking to media here he said that he had met NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and Praful Patel on Friday to discuss the issue and it was decided that there will be proper co-ordination in the government between the Congress and NCP. He also said that the state will no longer have a Deputy Chief Minister.

Higher Education Minister Rajesh Tope has been given charge of the Energy portfolio and Rural Development Minister Jayant patil the finance portfolio. Both portfolios were earlier held by Ajit Pawar.

Earlier today, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Governor K. Shankarnarayanan and handed over Ajit Pawar’s resignation to him. The Governor later accepted the resignation.

Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had resigned following reports about his alleged involvement in the irrigation scam in Maharashtra