BJP's Mega Induction: Several Congress, NCP leaders shift loyalties to the ruling party

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that it is great to see several veteran leaders who have made their mark in politics join the BJP family

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Opposition leaders from Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are shifting their loyalty towards the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. 

On Wednesday, July 31,  NCP MLA Shivendra Raje Bhosale, Madhukar Pichad and his son Vaibhav Pichad joined BJP followed by Chitra Wagh, Sandeep Naik, former Navi Mumbai Mayor Sagar Naik and 52 NCP corporators. Along with this, BJP also inducted seven-time Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar.  

On this occasion, several senior BJP leaders were present including Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and State BJP President Chandrakant Patil. The induction event was concluded in Churchgate. 

Earlier, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had said that BJP is poaching the party leaders by intimidating them through central agencies such as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). Reacting to this, Chandrakant Patil during the induction event asserted that there is no fact in Pawar’s claim as the leaders have joined BJP willingly.

Moreover, CM Fadnavis said that it is great to see that several veteran leaders who have made their mark in politics have joined the BJP family. 

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Meanwhile, senior leader Madhukar Pichad said that their politics should focus on development in Maharashtra and that’s why they have entered BJP. 

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