Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Thursday demanded that
party MLC Dhananjay Munde, who shared stage with Deputy Chief
Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar in Parli this morning, be
expelled for anti-party activities.
A report to this effect had been sent to the central
disciplinary committee of the party, leader of opposition in
the Legislative Council, Vinod Tawde, said here.
Panditanna Munde, Dhananjay`s father and the elder
brother of senior party leader Gopinath Munde, joined NCP
today in Dhananjay`s presence.
"Since Dhananjay is an MLC, action against him has to
come from the BJP central disciplinary committee. We have sent
a detailed report about his participation in opening of NCP
office and presence on stage at the NCP rally. This is gross
indiscipline and will not be tolerated," Tawde said.
He said the party will also approach Legislative Council
chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh, seeking Dhananjay`s
disqualification as a member of the state`s upper house.
"He has been elected to the Council on BJP ticket.
Dhananjay`s conduct attracts provisions of the anti-defection
law," Tawde said.
When asked why BJP did not act against Dhananjay when he
put up a candidate against party`s official nominee in the
election of chairman of Parli municipal council, Tawde said
prima facie his involvement in the episode could not be
He said taking decision on Dhananjay was necessary to
send across a message that indiscipline will not be tolerated.