Akhil Bhartiya Sena corporator Geeta Gawli’s support to the Bharatiya Janata Party was virtually confirmed after Thursday's meeting with Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence Varsha. On Friday morning, Gawli is going to the Konkan Bhavan to complete the registration formalities.
Rivals Shiv Sena had tried to woo Gawli and she had also been called for a meeting with Shiv Sena senior leader Subhash Desai, Eknath Shinde at Matoshree earlier this week.
Currently, getting her father Arun Gawli, better known as Daddy through the city's underworld, out of jail is high on the priorities for Gawli. The home ministry portfolio is with CM Devendra Fadavnis and chances are that Gawli has got an assurance from the BJP that Daddy would soon be released. This would explain Daddy's girl's wish to go with the BJP should she offer her support to the party in the BMC.
The Akhil Bhartiya Sena has always lent its support to the Shiv Sena. With changing equations, it would be interesting to see how events pan out.