Munde’s daughter inducted into Maharashtra BJP core committee

Pankaja, who is a MLA from Parli Assembly constituency, would be given an 'important responsibility.'

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: June 19, 2014 7:14 pm
Pankaja Munde during the funeral of her father Gopinath Munde. (Source: PTI) Pankaja Munde during the funeral of her father Gopinath Munde. (Source: PTI)

Maharashtra BJP on Thursday inducted Pankaja Munde, daughter of late Gopinath Munde, into the core committee of the state party unit.

Making the announcement after a committee meeting here, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis said Pankaja, MLA from Parli Assembly
constituency, would be given an ‘important responsibility.’

“It was decided in the core committee meeting to take Pankajatai Munde in the panel in place of Gopinath Munde,” Fadnavis said.

State BJP sources said the party would suggest the Central leadership to give Pankaja a major responsibility. Munde, Union Rural Development Minister, had died in a road accident in Delhi on June 3.

Sixtyfour-year-old Munde, a popular backward class leader, was on his way to Delhi airport when his car was hit by another vehicle.

Meanwhile, reacting to remarks by some leaders of ally Shiv Sena about Uddhav Thackeray being projected as the chief ministerial candidate, Fadnavis said no such proposal has come to BJP yet.

“We take into account what Uddhav Thackeray says. We will respond only to what he says,” Fadanvis said.

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First Published on: June 19, 2014 7:05 pm
  1. N
    Jun 20, 2014 at 3:22 am
    There is a marked difference between the Nehru-hi dynasty and others like Munde family. If Ms.Munde does not perform tomorrow, she will be thrown out of her position, her family connection not withstanding!
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      Prathap Valiavalappil V P
      Jun 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm
      Our opposition is only against Nehru hi family........But Varusn his are not anathema to BJP..
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        Sachin Jagade
        Jun 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm
        Pankaja Mundeji will follow the legacy of the fire b leadership of Gopinathji. BJP, Shiv Sena and allies should get on to the job of electioneering immediately. Time on hand is reducing by the day if the Congress NCP alliance is to be defeated. One just wishes that MNS too is taken on board the g alliance.