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‘Break-up with NCP a permanent move’

Even as the BJP-Sena alliance will be declaring the final list of candidates in the coming week...

Even as the BJP-Sena alliance will be declaring the final list of candidates in the coming week,BJP state unit president Nitin Gadkari has stated that the parting of ways with the NCP at the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is a permanent move. “This should not be considered as a temporary measure,” said Gadkari after launching the party’s electronic campaign by interacting with the media from Mumbai,Pune and Nashik through video conferencing on Friday.

He said that his party was not happy with the performance of NCP,which is also a ruling party in the state. The Democratic Front government in the state has increased debt and failed to solve people’s issues in the past eight years,” he said.

He also said during the BJP-Sena’s rule between 1994 and 1999,the government had proposed a development plan worth Rs 450 crore for Pune to the then mayor Datta Gaikwad.

A meeting was held in Pune but the ruling party in the PMC did not give permission to the proposal,as a result of which Pune’s development has suffered. He added.

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When asked about the seat-sharing formula with the Shiv Sena,he said just like the last election,BJP will contest 119 seats of which some would be exchanged with the Sena.

He said they were confident of winning around 160 seats in the assembly elections. Gadkari said the official website of the party will have two hours interaction in a week,which will be continuously updated.

First published on: 30-08-2009 at 03:29:59 am
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