Former Bharatiya Janata Party chief Eknath Khadse joined the Nationalist Congress Party, within the presence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, on Friday, changing into the primary seniormost chief from the state BJP unit to make the change prior to now over twenty years because the social gathering was shaped. Putting hypothesis to relaxation, Pawar mentioned there gained’t be any change within the NCP’s ministers and Khadse had not sought a ministerial berth whereas becoming a member of the social gathering.
Speaking on the event, Khadse issued a veiled menace to his former colleagues, saying he would expose those that have made unlawful land offers. “False cases were filed against me that include two cases of corruption by ACB, one at Nashik and another at Pune. A molestation case was also filed against me… I have never used a woman for politics, nor have I stabbed anyone in the back. It is not in my nature,” Khadse mentioned, concentrating on the chief of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis with out taking his identify. “Now, I will show who has taken how many plots illegally. People don’t have to wait for long. I will also demand action against those who have violated rules and regulations… If they put ED (Enforcement Directorate) behind me, I will show CD,” mentioned Khadse, on state NCP chief Jayant Patil’s remarks that he might face ED probe after quitting the BJP.
Khadse has been blaming Fadnavis for being uncared for within the BJP for the previous 4 years. “Not just my followers, even some BJP leaders advised me to join the NCP. I told them about my condition and asked some senior BJP leaders if I should go to another party. They advised me to join the NCP,” he mentioned.
“Some claimed that Khadse demanded ministerial position in the state government, which is not true. Khadse has not made any demand, nor did we have any discussion on this. He wants to work for people again. No one is going to be made a minister, similarly no one is going to be removed. There will be no changes in the ministerial council. Everybody will work together as a team,” Pawar mentioned.
According to a proposal into account, housing minister Jitendra Awhad might be requested to resign and appointed him because the state NCP chief. The NCP will then alternate his portfolio with the Sena, which has the agriculture division. On Friday, agriculture minister Dada Bhuse mentioned he was prepared to surrender the publish if requested by Sena chief and chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Currently, Jayant Patil is holding place of the state unit chief in addition to water assets minister within the MVA authorities.
Reacting to his claims, state BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari mentioned, “He is trying to justify his decision of joining the NCP by alleging false cases were filed against him. The truth will come before everyone when the cases come to court. Why is he worried?” He additionally mentioned the social gathering will react solely after Khadse comes out with the revelations on unlawful land offers.
On Friday, Khadse mentioned all members from many panchayat samitis, municipal council and others will be a part of the NCP. “I will work even harder for the NCP than I did for the BJP in the past 40 years. Many people who were elected to various bodies didn’t want to join today, but they will come soon,” he mentioned.
Ajit skips social gathering occasion
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, who’s nearly quantity two within the social gathering after NCP chief Sharad Pawar, skipped the occasion resulting in speculations that he was sad with the developments. NCP leaders mentioned Ajit Pawar was unwell since Thursday and even bought a Covid-19 take a look at executed. He examined detrimental, however has quarantined himself at house as a precautionary measure.
“Some news reports have claimed that Ajit Dada is upset. Why will he be upset? He is only taking precautions which all have been told to follow due to the Covid pandemic. There is nothing to worry,” the NCP chief clarified in his speech. He named NCP ministers who had been contaminated prior to now few weeks and mentioned the latter have chosen to hold out their duties regardless that it meant assembly folks on the danger of getting contaminated.
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