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04th March`2011 SHIRDI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which has been vying for the coveted post of the Chairman of the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Trust for a long time, has now offered to the Congress to exchange the post with that of the Chairman of the Mumbai-based Siddhivinayak Temple Trust. NCP State President and former Minister Madhukar Pichad, who visited Shirdi for Baba's Darshan on Tuesday, said that his party would soon meet Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to demand the post of the Shirdi Temple Trust's Chief for an NCP functionary and to offer the Mumbai-based Siddhivinayak Temple Trust's Chief's post to the Congress party. Pichad said that the demand to exchange the two posts will be made at the meeting of the coordination committee of the Congress and the NCP. Chavan is the president of this committee. Pichad said that he has already discussed the issue with the NCP's National President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar. He said that Pawar has suggested that the name of the new Chairman and other Trustees of the ShrI Sai Baba Sansthan Trust may be finalised after discussion with deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. Pichad said that the NCP's list for the Shirdi Temple Trust's posts would be soon sent to the NCP's National President. The Board of Trustees of the Shree Sai Baba Sansthan Trust was appointed with approval of both the Congress and the NCP 6 years back. The Temple Trust's constitution was also amended in the State Legislature for this purpose and the Board of Trustees was appointed for a term of three years. However, the same board, headed by Congress party's former MLA Jayant Sasane, has been given extension for the past three years, much to the chagrin of the local NCP leaders. The present Board of Trustees includes, agriculture Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe of the Congress and Shankarrao Kolhe of the NCP. A large number of leaders belonging to both the Congress and NCP have been seeking reconstitution of the board of trustees but without any success.
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