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Khadse won't continue with BJP; warming to NCP: Raut

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

MP today said 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

Speaking to reporters in Jalgaon in north Maharashtra, said Sena would take the final call in case Khadse wished to join the Sena.

"Nowadays, Khadse seems to have become closer to ( leader) and the latter too is responding to Khadse. This indicates Khadse will not remain with the for long," said.

Though Khadse was responsible for breaking the 25-year-old alliance between the and the Sena, I have a soft corner for him, the Sena said.

Meanwhile, of opposition in legislative council Dhananjay Munde of alleged that the BJP came to power with the support of OBCs but is now doing "injustice" with them.

Speaking in Jalna, Munde said the BJP didn't do justice with former and late Gopinath Munde.

"The NCP is the only party who gave the rightful share to OBC community," he said.

Recalling that NCP was the "first 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".

Though the BJP government instituted an OBC ministry, it has not appointed a from the OBC community.

The BJP is merely doing a lip service, he alleged.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:55 IST