To express solidarity with senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who had to quit the ministry over corruption charges, 14 corporators from Khadse’s home turf Jalgaon have offered to resign.
A few other Khadse loyalists from Jalgaon, including party MPs Raksha Khadse and A T Patil, MLAs Haribhau Jawale, Suresh Bhole and Sanjay Savkare, and Jalgaon BJP district chief Uday Wagh, left for Mumbai to express solidarity and meet the senior leader.
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A BJP leader here said, “Khadse is adopting pressure tactics. The resignation of corporators or elected members is part of his plan.” A senior BJP functionary said, “We expected such developments. We will try to discuss the issue with Khadse.”
A close aide of Khadse, meanwhile, said, “He has no role in the developments. The corporators are upset and they are expressing their anger by offering to resign.”