Have asked four Opposition MLAs who wanted to join BJP to wait: Union minister

State Assembly polls are likely to be held in September-October and several leaders from the Congress and the National Congress Party have made a beeline for the BJP and the Shiv Sena.

Published: 01st September 2019 06:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2019 06:15 PM   |  A+A-

Union Minister Raosaheb Danve

Union Minister Raosaheb Danve (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

JALNA: Union minister and former Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve on Sunday said four opposition MLAs had met him in order to the join the BJP but he had asked them to wait.

State Assembly polls are likely to be held in September-October and several leaders from the Congress and the National Congress Party have made a beeline for the BJP and the Shiv Sena over the past few weeks.

"Today four MLAs from the opposition met me to join the BJP, I have told them to wait," Danve said while speaking at a felicitation programme here for people from the Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

Addressing the gathering, Danve said he would propose to the Union government that a "caste-based census" be carried along with the regular exercise in 2021.

He said OBCs were demanding such a census for a long time.

Danve claimed the BJP-led governments at the Centre and Maharashtra had worked a lot for the development of OBC communities, including giving Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in August last year.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp