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Updated on: Friday, November 05, 2021, 10:30 AM IST

'It is a ridiculous claim..,' Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil mocks Shiv Sena over Delhi ambitions

Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil | PTI

Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil | PTI

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Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil has criticised Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s "Chalo Delhi" tweet after the party nominee Kalaben Delkar won the Dadra Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha by-election by defeating BJP nominee Jayant Gavit. Patil said, "It is ridiculous to claim that Uddhav Thackeray will go to Delhi with one victory."

After Mohan Delkar's suicide, there was a sympathy wave which has helped the Shiv Sena to win the seat. "Shiv Sena should fight the rest of the elections on its symbol.

It is a ridiculous claim that Uddhav Thackeray will go to Delhi with the Dadra Nagar Haveli victory," he noted. Patil’s comment came days after Raut said "Delhi is not too far now" after Sena candidate Kalaben Delkar won the by-election to the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha seat with a comfortable margin of 51,269 votes after defeating BJP's Mahesh Gavit. Her win earned Sena its first Lok Sabha seat outside Maharashtra.

Raut further claimed that the Dadra and Nagar Haveli win has 'opened many doors for the party.

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Published on: Friday, November 05, 2021, 10:31 AM IST
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