Cong-NCP alliance would backfire: BJP
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Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 23:22
Mumbai: Saying that alliance of Congress and NCP for Mumbai municipal polls would be counter-productive, BJP leader and leader of opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde on Monday said the two parties would face rebellions in the ranks.

"The alliance will prove costly for Congress and NCP. Besides, there would be rebellions," Tawde said here.

Saying that RPI, the alliance partner of Shiv Sena-BJP, should have got more seats, Tawde said the disappointment of the Ramdas Athawale-led party was "genuine". "We could not give them more seats. However, we will try to overcome their disappointment by giving them larger share when we come to power," he said.

About rebellious Dhananjay Munde, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde's nephew, Tawde said, "A committee comprising Sudhir Mungantiwar and Eknath Khadse is conducting inquiry.

We have given the committee power to take the decision by holding talks with Gopinath Munde."

Dhananjay had fallen out with his uncle and state BJP over choice of candidate for Beed municipal council chairman.

As to the possibility of Raj Thackeray-led MNS eating into Sena-BJP votes, Tawde said there would not be "much impact". "They had an advantage last time (2007) as they were a new party. This time around their impact will not be much as people will assess their work," he said.


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 23:22

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