BJP’s Maharashtra state core committee, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP state chief Raosaheb Danve, met the party’s central leadership in New Delhi and expressed confidence that the party will emerge as the single largest party in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. The core committee held two meetings, one among state leaders and another with the BJP’s central leadership, including party president Amit Shah. During the meetings the core committee discussed preparations for the Assembly elections and the changes that need to be made in the organisation, including the appointment of a new state chief, as Raosaheb Danve has been inducted in the Union cabinet. Speaking after the meeting with Amit Shah, CM Fadnavis shared details of the meeting. He said that they are now in election mode. They are all set to face it with the road map ready. And will follow the schedule prepared by their central leadership for the elections.
He said that he has been directed by their national president to ensure the victory of the candidates of all alliance partners. Other central leaders who attended the meeting included national general secretaries Ram Lal and Saroj Pandey. Besides Fadnavis and Danve, ministers and core committee members Chandrakant Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Vinod Tawde, Pankaja Munde and Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar were present for the meetings. According to BJP leaders, the state leaders told the central leadership that the Assembly elections will be fought in alliance with the Shiv Sena, but the BJP will emerge the single largest party and install its chief minister. The leaders told the central leadership that they have set a target of winning more than 220 seats in alliance with the Sena to get a second term in the state. Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.