Dhananjay Munde likely to face disciplinary action

Last Updated: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 08:34

Mumbai: MLC Dhananjay Munde, nephew of
senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, is likely to face
disciplinary action for violating the party whip at the
recently concluded municipal council poll in Marathwada

"Disciplinary Committee of the party is inquiring into
the matter. The report will come to me within 8 days. If he
(Dhananjay Munde) is found guilty, action will be taken
against him", Maharashtra unit BJP president Sudhir
Mungantiwar said on the sidelines of the party executive
meeting here.

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde was humbled on his
home turf in Beed district when the nominee fielded by his
nephew trounced the candidate fielded by the former deputy
Chief Minister.

Deepak Deshmukh, backed by Dhananjay, won the election
held last month to the chairmanship of Parli municipal council
in Marathwada region.

While Deshmukh polled 26 votes, Jugal Kishore Lohia, a
Gopinath Munde loyalist and BJP`s official nominee, polled
only six.
Maharashtra BJP had issued a whip to all party
councillors to vote for Lohia.

The 32-member Parli municipal council has 17 BJP
members, while the Congress-NCP`s combined tally is 14, and
one member is independent.


First Published: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 08:34
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