Mumbai : Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar reverted his decision to step down from the post of the party president.

“I am overwhelmed with the support of the party workers in Maharashtra and other states. I cannot go against the interest of the party workers”, he said while addressing the media on Friday.

Earlier, the MCP committee formed to elect the next party president rejected Sharad Pawar’s resignation unanimously. Pawar’s decision to continue as the party president triggered celebrations across the state.

A large number of party workers had gathered at the NCP office in Ballard Estate in Mumbai demanding Pawar to reconsider his decision. Pawar had announced his decision on Tuesday during a function to release his autobiography ‘Lok Maze Sangati’.

Sharad Pawar had formed his own party, breaking away from Indian National Congress, in 1999. Since then he was holding the position as party chief, without any opposition.

Pawar said that he would continue to serve the people, to respect the feelings of the party workers. He also indicated certain changes to be made in the party for the betterment of the party.