Pankaja Munde hints at quitting BJP amid changed political scenario, party denies reports
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Removal of BJP's name in Twitter bio following a post on Facebook by BJP leader Pankaja Munde has raised everybrows over the changed political scenario in Maharastra as Munde has said that she needs to introspect on future course of action in the next few days. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Munde asked 8-10 days to think and said that will return with answer on December 12--the 60th birth anniversary of her father and late senior BJP leader and Union Minister Gopinath Munde and invited her followers to Gopinathgad on December 12 on the occasion of her late father's birth anniversary.
On Monday, Pankaja also removed her links to her party's name from her Twitter bio and description of her political journey. Now her bio on the micro-blogging site reads, "RT's r not endorsements."
"Looking at the changed political scenario in the state, there is a need to think and decide the way ahead. I need time for some 8-10 days to communicate with myself. Our future journey need to be decided against the backdrop of current political changes," she wrote in her Facebook post in Marathi.
Earlier on November 28, she had congratulated Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray but not the government formed by Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress.
Amid reports of Pankaja joining Shiv Sena, BJP Maharashtra Chief Chandrakant Patil has said, "There is no truth in these reports and rumours," as quoted by ANI.
In the October 21 state Assembly elections, Pankaja, whop served as a minister in the earlier Devendra Fadnavis-led government, lost to her cousin and NCP rival Dhananjay Munde from Parli seat in Beed district by 30,000 votes.
She remained present in all core committee meetings of the state BJP unit before the formation of the new government.
"What to do next? Which path to be taken? What can we give to people? What is our strength? What are expectations of people? I will think about all these aspects and come before you on December 12," she had posted on Facebook. She also wrote that she accepts her defeat in the polls and has moved on.
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