Ajit Pawar

 NCP leader Ajit Pawar has said his party and ally Congress will sit in the oppositioneven as the ruling BJP and the Shiv Sena remain engaged in tussle over government formation in Maharashtra.

Ajit's resignation on Friday in run-up to the next month's assembly polls caused a flutter in Maharashtra politics at a time when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a case against the Pawar senior and Ajit in connection with the alleged State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam.

Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar said on Saturday that he resigned as MLA in keeping with his "conscience" after his uncle and party chief Sharad Pawar's name was embroiled in the alleged MSC Bank scam for no reason.

Earlier in the day, Ajit, who remained incommunicado after he resigned on Friday, met his uncle at the latter's residence in Mumbai.

Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has said his party would like to forge an alliance with the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) for the next month's Maharashtra Assembly elections.

Parth -- son of the NCP president's nephew and former Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar -- made his electoral debut from Maval seat in the Lok Sabha polls and got trounced by Shiv Sena sitting MP Shrirang Barne by over 2.15 lakh votes.