Soon after setting off speculation about his alliance with the BJP by skipping Union Home Minister Amit Shah's programs in Mumbai, Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has now set politics in Maharashtra abuzz by publicly saying he is unsure of how long he would be at the helm of the state finance department.
At a program in Pune's Baramati, Mr Pawar said, "Today, I have the responsibility of the Finance Department, but I can't say whether it will be there tomorrow or not."
Ajit Pawar was speaking at a program related to the cooperative sector, where he also said that the sector's institutions, and sugar mills, must become financially capable.
He had earlier rejected speculation regarding his absence at Amit Shah's programs in Mumbai a day before, saying he had informed Mr Shah's office about his prior engagements in advance.
Amit Shah had visited the residences of Chief Minister Ekanth Shinde, and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to take darshan of Lord Ganesh.