No ice cream for Ajit Pawar spells trouble for two engineers
Jul 18, 2014, 10:11 AM IST
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Aurangabad:Two engineers in the Public Works Department have received a notice to explain why Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was served lunch without ice-cream for dessert on Monday.
Ajit Pawar had stopped at a state-run guest house in Aurangabad for lunch on his way to Jalna, where he was to address workers of his Nationalist Congress Party after its crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha Elections.
Lunch was partaken of without incident; the trouble began when Pawar asked what was for dessert. Embarrassed housekeeping staff at the guest house said there was none. Pawar left without a fuss, but his supporters complained to the District Collector's office and insisted that it shoot off show-cause notices to the two engineers for the "lapse."
The NCP supporters are so incensed at their leader not getting a sweet treat, that they have also demanded the suspension of the housekeeping staff.
The opposition says this just another example of what it calls the "NCP's arrogance". An NCP spokesperson refused to speak on camera, but off it said he found the behaviour of Pawar's supporters "strange". He then dismissed the incident as "too small to react to".