Close on the heels of NCP’s Mumbai unit chief Sachin Ahir leaving the party to join hands with the Shiv Sena, his party colleague Chitra Wagh too submitted her resignation on Friday.
Wagh submitted her resignation to party chief Sharad Pawar as President of Nationalist Mahila Congress Maharashtra Pradesh and also resigned from the primary membership of the party.
Party spokesperson Nawab Malik described her resignation as a new era in Indian politics, where the Opposition parties were being split over fear of losing elections.
“This is a new era in Indian politics where leaders of Opposition parties are being poached to win elections. People are either being threatened with probes from Central agencies or are being lured with big promises. Only Chitra Wagh can answer what made her quit,” Malik told rajkaran.com
He added that the NCP will continue its ideological battle against the fascist forces and ascertained that people will see through the tactics of the ruling parties just ahead of the state assembly elections.
According to sources in the BJP, Wagh, along with Congress MLA Kalidas Kolamkar met BJP’s state unit chief Chandrakant Patil earlier. The sources added that the two, along with NCP legislator Vaibhav Pichad will join the BJP on July 30.
Earlier this week, NCP’s Mumbai unit president Sachin Ahir joined the Shiv Sena in presence of its chief Uddhav Thackeray, dealing a massive blow to the Sharad Pawar led party.
Addressing a joint press conference at Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshree’, Ahir sought to send down shivers in the NCP camp and said several more leaders are in contact with him to join the Sena.