Mumbai: There is a growing rift between the
ruling coalition partners Congress and NCP in Maharashtra,
senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde said on Saturday.
He was addressing the inaugural function of a two-day
training workshop for BJP legislators at Rambhau Mhalgi
Prabodhini at Uttan in adjoining Thane district.
"Congress does not have the face and things are not well
within NCP. Earlier, there were those who believed in Sharad
Pawar`s inclusive approach, the image of R R Patil, and there
was a section of society which supported Chhagan Bhujbal.
"However, after Ajit Pawar became the deputy Chief
Minister, this has changed. It has been seen earlier too that
people do not like arrogant politicians," Munde said.
"Our legislators should take advantage of this
situation," the senior BJP leader said.
The credibility of the UPA government is diminishing day
by day due to new cases of corruption coming to light, Munde
said. Even the allies are not with UPA, he added.
"The Mr Clean image of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
helped Congress in the last elections but even he is now in
the middle of a controversy," Munde claimed.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari is expected to deliver the
valedictory address at the workshop tomorrow.