Civic Polls: Mum BJP chief`s daughter-in-law withdraws

Mumbai BJP chief Raj Purohit`s daughter-in-law Hema, on Wednesday withdrew from the fray in the "larger interest of the party.

Mumbai: In a dramatic turn of events,
Mumbai BJP chief Raj Purohit`s daughter-in-law Hema, who on
Tuesday filed her nomination as an independent candidate for
the BMC polls, on Wednesday withdrew from the fray in the "larger
interest of the party.

Hema raised a banner of revolt against BJP after she
was denied the ticket and filed her nomination papers from
ward number 219.

"I am withdrawing on my own. I have taken this
decision in the larger interest of the party," she told
reporters without elaborating further.

Earlier, on his daughter-in-law`s decision to file
nomination as an independent, Purohit had said,"she was
assuming that her name was there on the list".

The city BJP chief later said that "it was decided
that tickets would not be given to the relatives of the party
leaders. It was wrong to rebel against the party for being
denied ticket. Our family, however, wanted her (Hema) to
contest".

PTI

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