Pankaja Munde rules out quitting BJP, attacks party's leadership in Maharashtra

While addressing the gathering in Beed, Munde alleged that some people are spreading rumours that she wants to be the Chief Minister. The BJP leader, however, said that she doesn’t aspire to become one.

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Amid resentment from the party, Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pankaja Munde on Thursday said that the party is free to take a decision on keeping me but she won’t quit at present. 

As of now, I am not leaving BJP. If the party wants to throw me out, they are free to do so,” said Pankaja Munde at a rally in Beed on he birth anniversary of her father later Gopitnath Munde.

While pulling herself out from the BJP core committee, Munde said that she will carry out a state-wide rally – ‘Mashal Rally’ - to mobilise people in January 2020. 

I will open an office under Gopinath Munde Pratishthan in Mumbai on January 26 and will hold a one-day fast in Aurangabad the next day to gather attention on the issues of Marathwada. I will be in politics for the people,” said Pankaja Munde.

While addressing the gathering in Beed, Munde alleged that some people are spreading rumours that she wants to be the Chief Minister. The BJP leader, however, said that she doesn’t aspire to become one. 

I don’t want any post in the party. I never uttered anything about wanting to be the CM,” said Munde.

On Tuesday, Pankaja Munde skipped the Maharashtra BJP core committee meeting in Mumbai. While lashing out the party’s state unit leadership, Munde said that she will join the core committee the day BJP takes decisions democratically. 

Talking about her defeat in the assembly elections which held in October this year, Pankaja Munde said that she lost the Parli seat to her cousin Dhananjay Munde because some BJP leaders didn’t want her to win. 

Munde has been organising this annual rally for last five years. However, the rally had generated a huge curiosity in the political circle amid speculations that Munde might quit the BJP. 

Earlier, Munde had expressed her disappointment with the party leadership in Maharashtra. 



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