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Sena's Khotkar withdraws demand to fight from Jalna LS seat

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The BJP-alliance in Maharashtra Sunday ironed out a major difference with state minister withdrawing his demand to be allotted the seat, currently held by BJP state unit chief

Danve has been from since 1999 and Khotkar, a and local rival of the former, had been demanding that he be allowed to fight from the seat on a Sena ticket or be allowed to engage in a "friendly" fight with the

In a marathon meeting held Sunday at a private hotel in Aurangabad which was attended by and Uddhav Thackeray, Khotkar announced he was withdrawing his demand as he understood the "principle of alliance".

The two parties had in February entered into an alliance for the April-May polls and the state Assembly elections to be held later this year.

"I have understood the principle of alliance. I am a hardcore and would not indulge in political backstabbing. Whatever responsibilities would be bestowed upon me, I will complete them," Khotkar said.

After the meeting, Danve said, "The conflict between Khotkar and me was never personal."

Khotkar is a four-time MLA from Assembly seat and is for Textile, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, and Fisheries in

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 14:26 IST