Mumbai: The Leader of Opposition in the
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse on Saturday said that
BJP did not perform as expected in the recently-concluded
municipal council polls.
Talking to reporters, Khadse said even though party
did well in terms of percentage of votes and number of seats,
it was not as expected.
"At tomorrow`s meeting in the presence of the party
chief Nitin Gadkari and senior leader Venkaiah Naidu,
discussions will be held regarding why the party did not
perform as expected," he said adding that a resolution on the
urbanisation and its challenges will be passed.
He criticised the state government for making populist
announcements on the eve of the enforcement of the Code of
"The government did not feel like taking welfare
initiatives for rural people," he said.
Apart from 10 municipal corporations, elections will
be held in 27 Zilla Parishads as well.
The seat-sharing talks for the ZP and municipal polls
are 85 per cent complete and a formal announcement will be
made next week, he said.