Congress may win in Maharashtra if BJP-Sena break ties: Minister
(Sourced from PTI)
The BJP is compelled to have an alliance with the Shiv Sena. If the alliance is broken, then the Congress could come to power in Maharashtra (after the next Assembly elections)," Maharashtra PWD minister and senior BJP leader Chandrakant Patil said. "In the last four years, the BJP and the Shiv Sena hardly contested any major election together," Patil noted. Here are more details.
BJP has decided to nominate someone from late MP Chintaman Wanaga's family for Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll, which was necessitated following the death of sitting BJP MP Chintaman Wanaga in January this year. Without finding out the BJP's plans, Uddhav Thackeray picked Shriniwas Wanaga, the son of late Wanaga, for bypolls. "This style (of functioning) has led to a controversy," Patil claimed.
Reacting to the crashing sugar prices, Patil, who is also the state Revenue Minister, said a meeting to discuss the issue is proposed. "Union minister Nitin Gadkari, state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and I'm going to attend it. We will try to find out some solution to the issues, including import-export of sugar and Fair and Remunerative Price to farmers," he said.
Various political parties have accused the BJP government of importing sugar from Pakistan at a time when the prices of the commodity in domestic market are already under pressure due to bumper production of sugarcane in the country. Parties like the NCP, the Congress, and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had earlier held protests in the state against the import.