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“PM Modi, Amit Shah Are My Leaders”: Pankaja Munde Amid Protests By Supporters

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BJP chief Pankaja Munde stated she would all the time shield her fortress and preserve it sturdy. (File)

Mumbai:

Amid reviews that she was sulking over her MP sister Pritam Munde not discovering a spot within the newly-reshuffled Union cupboard and lots of BJP office-bearers from Beed in Maharashtra resigning in protest, celebration nationwide secretary Pankaja Munde on Tuesday denied she was utilizing any “pressure tactics” and stated she’s going to all the time attempt to keep away from a “dharmayuddha“.

Addressing BJP employees who got here to Mumbai from Munde’s dwelling turf Beed and different components of the state, Pankaja Munde hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union dwelling minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda as her leaders. Invoking the epic Mahabharata, she stated the righteous calls for made by the Pandavas had been rejected by the Kauravas.

“….I will like to continue to work at a place as long as there is ”Ram” in it. If there is no Ram, I will see what to do,” she stated in Marathi.

The phrase “Ram” is loosely utilized in public communication denoting whether or not it’s price performing some work.

“(In Mahabharat), the Pandavas always tried hard to avoid the ‘‘dharmayuddha’‘ with the Kauravs. The good person, always tries to avoid such war and I will do the same as long as it is possible,” Ms Munde said without naming anyone.

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In a veiled swipe, she also said that some companions of the ”Kauravas” wanted to be with the Pandavas from their heart.

Pankaja Munde, daughter of BJP stalwart from Vanjari community late Gopinath Munde, also said she would always protect her fortress and keep it strong.

Ms Munde had served as Rural Development Minister during the BJP-led government from 2014 to 2019. She lost the 2019 Assembly polls from Parli seat to her estranged cousin and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde.

“The Pandavas had positioned a really small demand earlier than the Kauravas demanding (administrative rights of) 5 villages nevertheless it was rejected which resulted in a “dharmayuddha“,” she said.

“…If the roof comes down, (I) will determine what to do subsequent,” she stated cryptically.

Asserting that she can’t be written off, Ms Munde stated, “I had lost an election but I am not finished. If I had finished already, there would not have been efforts to finish me. I am standing here before you because of my supporters.”

More than 20 office-bearers of the BJP from Beed district had resigned last week including a member of the Zilla Parishad and a member of the Panchayat Samiti besides BJP district general secretary, student wing president, district vice president, tehsil president, and district vice president of the BJP youth wing, a local leader said on Sunday.

Ms Munde on Sunday attended a meeting of BJP national secretaries in Delhi convened by Mr Nadda and also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other office-bearers.

Speaking about her Delhi visit, Ms Munde said, “I had gone to Delhi to attend a meeting of the national secretaries of the party. It triggered some speculation in Maharashtra that I was scolded by national leaders. Look at my face now, and tell me whether I look like a person who got scolded”.

She said Mr Nadda had asked her to convince my supporters. “Incidentally, the news of I was scolded by PM Modi followed,” she said.

Ms Munde claimed she had refused to accept a Union ministry offered to her after the death of her father Gopinath Munde in a car accident in 2014. “Why would I demand a ministerial berth now,” she questioned.

Ms Munde additionally burdened that she was not grasping for any publish. “I did not join the politics for any post. My politics do not revolve around the ending careers of others. If I have to mount pressure on someone, this is not the place. I need a bigger place for that kind of work,” she added.

After her handle, when reporters requested her why she didn’t point out the identify of former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis as her chief, Ms Munde stated, “I work at the national level and hence my leaders are (Mr) Modi, (Mr) Shah and (Mr) Nadda.”

She didn’t take names of both Mr Fadnavis, present Chief of Opposition within the Maharashtra Meeting, or state BJP president Chandrakant Patil.

Nonetheless, she stated that there was a “sturdy notion” among the party workers that she was constantly getting sidelined.

“I’ve requested the celebration employees to not submit their resignations. I don’t want them to resign from their native posts to mount stress on senior BJP leaders. I’ve had correct communication with my leaders in New Delhi,” she informed reporters.

Ms Munde stated many individuals are feeling strongly that she was being sidelined purposefully.

“My name was slated for the post of an MLC but Ramesh Karad was chosen that time and I was made to withdraw my form. A similar thing happened with Bhagwat Karad (MoS in Union cabinet from Aurangabad) also. When my name was discussed. I had even attended his nomination to Rajya Sabha. Instead of me, he was given the ticket to Rajya Sabha,” she stated.

Ms Munde stated she was intimated about Karad, groomed by late Gopinath Munde, getting inducted into the Union cupboard on the final second.

“Because of these incidents, supporters of late Munde feel that we are being denied an opportunity at every front,” the previous minister stated.

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