BJP mulling action against Munde nephew
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Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:45
Mumbai: BJP on Friday said it is mulling action against party MLC and senior leader Gopinath Munde's nephew Dhananjay, who is hobnobbing with NCP leaders.

"It (action against Dhananjay) is under consideration of the party. Whatever the state unit recommends, we will look into it," BJP General Secretary in-charge of Maharashtra Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.

Naidu was here to attend a meeting of BJP leaders held to discuss next month's elections to 10 Municipal Corporations in the state. State BJP President Sudhir Mungantiwar and chief of Mumbai unit Raj Purohit, among others, attended the meet.

Dhananjay, a member of Legislative Council, yesterday attended a NCP function where Munde's elder brother Panditanna joined the Sharad Pawar-led party. The function was held in Munde family's home turf, Parli in Marathwada region.

Speaking at the function, Dhananjay said he was still with BJP but would take a "final decision" on future course of action after hearing from the saffron party.

"It is unfortunate that differences have emerged in the (Munde) family. Our party does not function on the basis of personalities but ideology. Gopinath Munde is our well- known leader and nobody can weaken him," Naidu stated.

"As clarified by our party President Nitin Gadkari, election tickets will be given to good candidates who have worked at grassroots level," he said.

The former BJP President expressed confidence that his party will put up a good show in the civic body polls. Dhananjay had backed a BJP rebel in the just-held election for Chairmanship of Parli Municipal Council against the official candidate nominated by Munde.


First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:45

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