NCP strongman Ganesk Naik joins BJP with 50 Navi Mumbai corporators

Naik’s son, Sundip Naik had joined the BJP earlier in July this year. Ganesh Naik quit the Shiv Sena in 1999 to join NCP

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) strongman Ganesh Naik on Wednesday joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with 50 Navi Mumbai corporators in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP President Chandrakant Patil. 

Senior Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil also joined BJP on the same day in Mumbai. Moreover, senior Congress leader Kripashankar Singh also submitted his resignation. This comes ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra. 

In a huge setback to Sharad Pawar-led NCP, the 50 corporators moving to BJP will weaken the NCP’s hold in the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. This happened as Congress and NCP leadership are discussing the seat-sharing formula for the upcoming polls. 

During his induction, Naik praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his leadership has increased the country’s reputation across the world. Naik further said that CM Fadnavis has done good work and will continue to do so. 

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Naik’s son, Sundip Naik had joined the BJP earlier in July this year. Ganesh Naik quit the Shiv Sena in 1999 to join NCP. 

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