BJP will file an appeal before the Legislative Council chairman on February 22, seeking disqualification of its rebel MLC Dhananjay Munde for violating party whip and attending an NCP function. Disclosing this to newspersons, state party president Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “The party shall stick to its policy of not entertaining any overt or covert rebellion by party leaders.”
Mungantiwar likened the switching of loyalties of Dhananjay Munde and Shiv Sena’s MP Anand Paranjape to NCP camp as a live-in relationship. “Whatever the court of law may have ruled on the subject, the society at large has not accepted it,” he added. Terming the acts of Munde and Paranjape as those of political immorality, he added that the BJP has not invited Congress-NCP legislators on its public dais.
Mungantiwar reiterated, “All district unit chiefs have been authorised not to entertain any act of rebellion.” When asked to comment upon wife of leader of opposition in the legislative council Vinod Tawde sharing the dais with party’s rebel candidate Jyoti Alvani, Mungantiwar replied, “She had admitted her mistake.” He added that had Alvani’s wife withdrawn from the fray, the party would have welcomed the move.