'People will throw stones if…': Ex-BJP MP's reason for joining Uddhav camp

webnexttech | 'People will throw stones if...': Ex-BJP MP's reason for joining Uddhav camp

Former BJP MP from Jalgaon Unmesh Patil who joined Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that during his stint in 039Mahayuti039 the ruling alliance in Maharashtra he had protested against NCP leader Ajit Pawar for his alleged involvement in irrigation scam and Ashok Chavan for the Adarsh housing scam caseUnmesh Patil quit the BJP after he was denied a ticket from Jalgaon The party has fielded Smita Wagh in his place this timeSpeaking about his rationale for the switch weeks before the Lok Sabha elections Patil said quotIf I go to people asking for votes they will throw stones at me We want to work for the politics of change and not politics of revenge People are confused as to what is happening At the same time issues of irrigation in Northern Maharashtra are the same I have taken this decision to give basic facilities to peoplequotA day after Patil joined Shiv Sena UBT the party fielded his close aide Karan Pawar from the Jalgaon seat Karan Pawar is a former president of Parola Municipal Council in Jalgaon districtAfter joining the Shiv Sena UBT along with Patil Karan Pawar stated that around 100 sarpanchs and many other local elected representatives will join the Uddhav camp soonNotably the BJP has held Jalgaon since 1999 marking this election as the first where a Sena faction will challenge the BJP candidatePatil criticised the BJP039s focus on numerical strength over principles stating quotWe are here to do politics of self-respect There is a difference between the BJP which was under Atal Bihar Vajpayee and what it is today My decision to quit BJP was not for personal gain but to take good work forwardquotPatil joined the Sena UBT at 039Matoshree039 the residence of party head and former state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in suburban Mumbai Published By Sahil SinhaPublished On Apr 4 2024ALSO READ Sanjay Nirupamrsquos lsquoDonrsquot waste stationeryrsquo jab as Congress moves against himALSO READ Congress leader wants 039friendly fight039 in 6 seats Uddhav Sena responds

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