After Congress appointed Prithviraj Chavan as the new CM of Maharashtra, its ally National Congress Party (NCP) also made a change as it appointed Ajit Pawar as the new Deputy CM of the state.
Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit proved the support of 50 of the party's 60 MLAs in Mumbai on Nov 10 and finally was able to replace Bhujbal as the Deputy CM of the state.
"When the Chief Minister changes, the entire cabinet and ministries are also dissolved. Now that the Chief Minister has changed, we will also have to decide on a Legislative Party leader, new ministers," claimed NCP leader.
Pawar, who has been active in state politics in Maharashtra for more than 20 years, is known to be an efficient and experienced administrator.
He was believed to be Sharad Pawar's political heir but all speculations ended when Sharad Pawar's daughter, Supriya Sule made her entry to the field of politics.
Ajit recently campaigned with his uncle for getting a bigger role in state politics in Maharashtra.