Nagpur: Former MLA from Daryapur
constituency in Amaravati district, Prakash Bharsakle, who had
represented Shiv Sena thrice, on Sunday joined the BJP.
BJP national president Nitin Gadkari and state unit
president Sudhir Mungantiwar welcomed Bharsakle and his
supporters at a function held at Gadkari`s residence here
BJP MLAs Davendra Phadanvis, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Krishna
Khopde, Vikas Kumbhare and city Mayor Archana Dehankar along
with city unit office-bearers were also present on the
Bharsakle was elected as MLA from Daryapur in 1990, 1995
and 1999 on the Shiv Sena ticket and subsequently parted ways
with the saffron party due to differences with the party
Known as a trusted aide of former Chief Minister Narayan
Rane, Bharsakle left Shiv Sena and joined Congress and
contested the bye-election successfully in 2007.
Daryapur Assembly constituency was reserved in 2009 and
Bharsakle shifted to neighbouring Akot constituency, but lost
the Assembly polls.