Mumbai: Rahul Shewale threatens BJP over Kirit Somaiya’s candidature

FPJ Political BureauUpdated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:45 AM IST
article-image
Image source Freepik |

Mumbai: Even though CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has forged an alliance for the polls, it seems, the party cadre have difficulty to stomach the decision.

Sena’s Member of Parliament from Mumbai South Central Rahul Shewale has reminded the BJP that the Sainiks have not forgotten how Kirit Somaiya, BJP’s MP from Mumbai North-east had insulted Sena president Thackeray and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray. Shewale said Sena cadre still remember how Somaiya had criticised leaders. Kirit had used the word ‘Mafia’ against Thackeray and had alleged a huge corruption in the BMC was allowed with the support of Thackerays.

Shewale said the decision about the candidature for Mumbai North-East will be taken by Fadnavis and Thackeray. Meanwhile, a senior BJP leader claimed Kirit will not be replaced just because of the threat from the Sena. “Kirit will get ticket before April 2 and Saniks will campaign for him,” the BJP leader claimed, adding it was the issue of ego, BJP know how to tackle ego of Sainiks.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Daily Horoscope for Friday, August 19, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Daily Horoscope for Friday, August 19, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Raigad gun scare: AK 47, ammo found on boat; Maharashtra on high alert

Raigad gun scare: AK 47, ammo found on boat; Maharashtra on high alert

Borivli flyover potholes: BMC, MSRDC pass blame

Borivli flyover potholes: BMC, MSRDC pass blame

No blanket relief for victims of false criminal cases: Supreme Court

No blanket relief for victims of false criminal cases: Supreme Court

SC orders status quo, says Delhi HC-appointed CoA will not take charge of IOA

SC orders status quo, says Delhi HC-appointed CoA will not take charge of IOA