Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan on Tuesday said the BJP was trying to woo Congress and NCP legislators to join the ruling party, but it won’t succeed in its efforts.Also Read - Maharashtra SET Answer Keys 2021 Released: Here’s How to Download it on setexam.unipune.ac.in
Chavan made the comments when asked about reports related to senior party leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil’s impending entry into the BJP along with some Congress MLAs. Also Read - Congress to Reserve 40% Tickets for Women in Upcoming UP Assembly Elections: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Lucknow
Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil’s son, Sujay, joined the BJP in March and since then speculation is rife that the former minister, too, will enter the saffron fold. Also Read - Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2021: Mumbai Police Issues SOPs For Eid-e-Milad, All Processions Except 1 Prohibited. Full Guidelines
“Technically, he (Vikhe Patil) is still the member of the Congress. It is likely he may join the ruling party. I don’t think our MLAs will join the BJP,” Chavan told reporters here.
“The BJP is trying to poach Congress or NCP MLAs. But I don’t think it will happen, we are being alert,” he added.
The Congress leader made the remarks after a meeting of Maharashtra’s grand alliance constituents in Mumbai.