“I resigned because of the ill-treatment meted in the organisation. I hold Devendra Fadnavis responsible for ruining my political career in BJP,” said Eknath Khadse.
Veteran BJP leader Eknath Kahdse has quit the party and said he will be joining the NCP on Friday. “Eknath Khadse has informed us that he had resigned from all posts in the BJP. We will now induct him into our party,” said Jayant Patil, the Maharashtra NCP President.
“I resigned because of the ill-treatment meted in the organisation. I hold Devendra Fadnavis responsible for ruining my political career in BJP,” said Eknath Khadse, who’s currently in Muktainagar, the constituency from where he was elected 6 times in a row.
“We have received Khadse’s resignation from party’s primary membership. Out best wishes to him for his future roadmap,” Keshav Upadhye, the BJP spokesperson told reporters.
Earlier on Monday, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar had said that Khadse was earlier the leader of the opposition and played a huge role in building the BJP in the state. “He would criticise us and we would take note of it,” Mr Pawar said. “One is bound to feel disturbed if his contributions and hard work are not taken note of. He may think why shouldn’t he shift to a party which appreciates his work,” the NCP supremo added.
“Devendra Fadnavis destroyed my life. I spent four years in mental tension. I repeatedly said in my speeches that you are forcing me out of the party. I feel sad about quitting the BJP but I had no choice. There were attempts to frame me on false charges of harassment,” Khadse told reporters today, after he announced his resignation from the party.