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Ashok Chavan begins ‘new journey’ of political career, joins BJP a day after quitting Congress

Ashok Chavan joins BJP. Credit score: CNN-News18

Day after quitting from Congress, former chief minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan joined the BJP on Tuesday.

Welcoming Chavan into BJP, Maharashtra Deputy CM and BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis stated “Our strength in the state has increased.”


Speaking to reporters earlier within the day, Chavan stated he’s going to begin a “new journey” in his political profession as he introduced his resolution to hitch the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP).

“I am joining the BJP today at its office in Mumbai. Today is the beginning of my new political career,” Chavan stated on Monday morning.

Chavan had give up the grand previous social gathering on Monday and even resigned as MLA. There have been speculations yesterday that he would be a part of the BJP, however the politician stated he had not taken any resolution but.

WATCH Ashok Chavan begins new journey of political career joins BJP a day after quitting Congress

Son of former chief minister SB Chavan, Ashok Chavan (65), Monday stated his alternative to depart the Congress was unbiased and kept away from attributing particular causes for his exit.

His quitting from the Maharashtra Congress is the third massive exit in lower than a month after senior Maharashtra Congress chief Baba Siddique, final week, joined NCP led by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and former Union Minister Milind Deora give up the social gathering in January to hitch Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Reporters requested Chavan if he acquired any calls from senior Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, however he evaded a reply.

Chavan, nevertheless, stated he has not contacted any Congress employee or his supporters to hitch him throughout his induction into the BJP.

Congress requires pressing assembly

The defection of leaders has compelled Congress to convene a gathering. AICC in-charge for Maharashtra Congress, Ramesh Chennithala, has referred to as an pressing dialogue with all senior social gathering leaders in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon.

As per reviews, Congress fears that just a few extra MLAs will be a part of Chavan.

Why Ashok Chavan give up Congress to hitch BJP?

Reacting to the transfer, senior Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam claimed that Chavan was upset with the “working style” of a celebration chief from Maharashtra and in the end had resigned from the social gathering.

“Ashok Chavan was undoubtedly an asset for the social gathering. Some are calling him a legal responsibility, some are holding ED accountable, all this can be a hasty response. He was principally very upset with the working type of a frontrunner from Maharashtra,” Nirupam had stated in a publish on X (previously Twitter).

Nirupam additionally lamented the lack of Chavan, describing him as a resourceful and expert organiser with a robust grassroots connection, whose absence could be irreplaceable for the social gathering.

A report by The Indian Specific cited sources in Congress saying Chavan wished to turn into the state unit president and had expressed this to the social gathering management. “However, the party leadership wanted to stick with an OBC face ahead of general elections,” stated a senior social gathering chief.

With inputs from companies



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