Senior party leaders of NCP met in Mumbai to discuss who will take charge as the next Home Minister and Dy. Chief Minister. The members, however commended the tenure of R R Patil as Dy. CM and Home Minister. Here is a report. Continuously facing flak for the short comings of the state home dept. that were exposed in the recent Mumbai terror attacks, the final nail in coffin for Dy. Chief Minister and Home Minister R R Patil became his statement to the press where he said that such small incidents like the Mumbai terror attacks happen in big cities like Mumbai. The uproar that his statement caused forced the NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar to ask R R Patil to put in his papers. Following his resignation, the party met at NCP Bhavan in Mumbai to discuss on the resignation and who will be the next Dy. CM and Home Minister. Speaking to the media after the meet, Senior NCP Leader and Union Aviation Minister Praful Patel made it clear that the party stands by R R Patil and said that all the leaders unanimously appreciated the work done by R R Patil as Dy. CM and Home Minister. Even though Praful Patel paid tribute the martyrs, he said that blaming the politicians for such incidents is incorrect and that it is due to the system failure. With cameraperson Vikrant Baile, Sunil Sharma for NMTV news.
October 27, 2014