India, Aug. 27 -- A day after NCP chief Sharad Pawar disowned his rebel nephew, saying the latter would not get another chance to return to his party, Ajit Pawar put up a massive show of strength in Baramati, his assembly constituency and the bastion of the senior Pawar on Saturday.

Ajit visited Baramati for the first time after splitting the NCP and joining the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance government as deputy chief minister. He was given a grand welcome by his supporters who showered flowers on him from earthmovers and adorned him with huge garlands. On the way to the rally, the four-hour long road show by Ajit was a deliberate attempt to show his might and send out the message that the party workers in Baramati were with him. He was accompa...