BJP rules our support for MNS in Nashik

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 19:32

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of lending support to MNS or joining hands with NCP in the mayoral poll in Nashik Municipal Corporation.
Maharashtra BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar who met Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray to discuss about the Mayoral elections in Nashik said, "The question of lending or taking support of NCP or MNS in Nashik does not arise.
There are many ways in democracy to stake claim...by taking support
of Independent candidates. You will get to see a similar surprise in Nashik,".

Earlier, there were reports stating that a section of BJP was inclined to support Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtrawadi Navnirman Sena in the mayoral polls in Nashik.

Commenting on the statement made by the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawade demanding equal share in power in the BMC, Mungantiwar said that he conveyed the feelings of party workers.

Tawade had yesterday said that BJP wanted equal share in power in BMC.

"We got 62,000 more votes compared to the last time and our share of votes increased by 18 per cent. Hence, we must get one term of mayor and standing committee chairmanship (in BMC)," he said.

"We spoke to Uddhav on this issue. Discussions are on. The issue would be sorted out through discussions. It is not a big thing," Mungantiwar said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 19:32
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