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No BJP function in Maharashtra political disaster, claims state unit chief Chandrakant Patil

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No BJP role in Maharashtra political crisis, claims state unit chief Chandrakant Patil

By PTI

MUMBAI: Amid allegations of BJP’s involvement in Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde’s revolt in opposition to his occasion that has posed a query mark over the survival of the MVA authorities, BJP’s Maharashtra unit chief Chandrakant Patil on Friday asserted that his occasion didn’t play any function within the ongoing political disaster within the state.

He, nonetheless, admitted that Leader of Opposition within the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis visited Delhi on Thursday “for some work”, with out divulging any particulars.

Patil’s remarks come a day after NCP chief Sharad Pawar asserted that the BJP has performed a job within the disaster that has befallen the Uddhav Thackeray-led authorities.

Incidentally, insurgent Sena chief Eknath Shinde, whereas addressing the MLAs in his camp in Guwahati, mentioned in a veiled reference to the BJP {that a} “national party” has supported his rise up and warranted all assist to the rebels.

Talking to reporters in Kolhapur, his hometown, Patil mentioned, “The BJP has nothing to do with the current internal bickering in Shiv Sena or in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) (comprising Sena, NCP and Congress). I had a lunch with Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon, and then he left for New Delhi for some work.”

“During our discussion, Fadnavis told me that some things are taking place. But had it (any development) been anything important, he would have definitely taken me into confidence,” he mentioned.

Patil mentioned the BJP is at the moment busy in preparations for the 2024 elections.

Shinde is presently tenting with 37 insurgent MLAs of the Sena and 9 independents in a Guwahati lodge.

On Sharad Pawar’s assertion about BJP enjoying a job behind Shinde’s rise up, Patil mentioned, “I feel Pawar and Sena’s Sanjay Raut exercise their right to freedom of speech excessively. I am not even watching daily news so not aware of what exactly happening in Sena.”

When requested about experiences that Mumbai-based BJP functionary Mohit Kamboj was in Guwahati with insurgent Sena leaders, Patil mentioned, “He has friends in every political party. He might have gone to help someone. I have no idea about his whereabouts.”