Former DCP Ravindranath Angre, NCP leader Munaf Hakim join Congress over Rafale Deal Issue

Both the leaders joined Congress in the presence of Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan over Rafale Deal issue


Ahead of the upcoming polls in Maharashtra and centre next year, Former encounter specialist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravindranath Angre on Tuesday joined Congress along with former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Munaf Hakim. 

The Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) aka “encounter specialist”, joined BJP three years ago after his retirement. Angre was made the general secretary of BJP’s Dombivli and Thane unit. However, the encounter specialist decided to leave the party after the Rafale deal issue was highlighted.                      

Angre said that he experienced a change of mind after the Rafale deal issue came into light. The security of our country has been compromised and the funds of our soldiers have been passed to the businessmen, Angre asserted. 

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On the other hand, the former NCP leader resigned from his post of general secretary and left the party in September this year after the remarks made by the party’s supremo Sharad Pawar. Earlier, while defending Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Rafale deal allegations, Pawar said that people don’t doubt Modi’s intentions personally. 

Both the leaders joined Congress in the presence of former Chief Minister and Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan.

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