Maharashtra minister and rebel NCP leader Hasan Mushrif on Thursday ruled out the possibility of returning to the party faction led by Sharad Pawar.
Mr Mushrif, who joined the Shiv Sena-BJP government in the state along with Ajit Pawar and a few other Nationalist Congress Party leaders in July, is currently the minister for medical education and research.
“The decision has been taken. The ropes of retreat have been cut,” Mr Mushrif said, using a Marathi phrase that means ‘burning one’s bridges’ when asked by reporters about the possibility of returning to the Sharad Pawar camp.
Notably, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP has been maintaining that there is no split in the party.
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