Thane: Even as the Congress and NCP are
wrangling over forging an alliance for the upcoming civic
polls, including BMC, the vice president of the Maharashtra
NCP unit has called it quits and joined Shiv Sena.
Dashrath Patil, who yesterday joined the saffron party
in presence of the executive president Uddhav Thackeray at
Matoshree, residence of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray in
suburban Bandra, cited indifferent attitude of the NCP MLA
Jitendra Awhad towards party leaders and workers as the reason
behind his decision.
Awhad is an MLA from Kalwa-Mumbra constituency.
Sitting corporator of NCP Yogesh Patil and former
corporator Surekha Patil also crossed over to Shiv Sena along
Meanwhile, deputy chairman of the Maharashtra
Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare, who is known to be the
arch rival of Awhad, today held a meeting of the corporators
who owe allegiance to him, sources said.