Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut today said BJP stalwart Eknath Khadse, who has been in sulk since he was made to step down in a land grab case in 2016, would not remain with the party for long and that he has already begun cosying up to the NCP.
Speaking to reporters in Jalgaon in north Maharashtra, Raut said Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would take the final call in case Khadse wished to join the Sena.
"The NCP is the only party who gave the rightful share to OBC community," he said.
Recalling that NCP chief Sharad Pawar was the "first leader to implement the recommendations of Mandal Commission," Munde said NCP leaders Sunil Tatkare, Jaydutt Kshirsagar, Ganesh Naik, Chhagan Bhujbal were OBC faces "who got an opportunity to serve people due to Pawar".
The BJP is merely doing a lip service, he alleged.
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