The new political equation that has emerged during Wednesday’s trust-vote of Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra, has not gone down well with a section of BJP leaders with some of them openly venting out anger against their party allegedly taking support from NCP to gain power.
In one such show of protest, prominent BJP leaders from neighbouring Ahmednagar district staged “Atma-klesh” agitation to express their strong sentiments over “alliance with corrupt NCP”, on Friday.
“The NCP along with Congress created troubles for BJP and RSS workers in past. We feel deeply hurt after our party has developed affinity with same NCP now in government formation,” senior BJP leaders from Ahmednagar Heramb Auti and Sunil Mutha said.
“Grass-root BJP workers toiled hard during Assembly polls to ensure victory for party. Voters have dejected NCP by reducing it to smallest in numbers among established parties. We have no explanation to offer to our workers and voters now over alliance with corrupt NCP, ” they added.
The BJP leaders also blamed Shiv Sena for its “irresponsible and arrogant” behavior during pre and post poll talks with BJP, resulting into severing of old ties and giving scope to NCP in political equations in Maharashtra.