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Ajit Pawar is new opposition leader in Maharashtra assembly

NCP emerges as single largest opposition party in 288-member house

Maharashtra political drama: Ajit Pawar returns home Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar | Raj Bhawan Government House Handout via AFP

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

He succeeds BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, who was sworn in as Deputy chief minister 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 politicians and administrator. 

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