The BJP’s state core committee comprising key leaders from Maharashtra, 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. Post the meeting, while speaking to the media CM Devendra Fadnavis said he was hopeful that the expansion of the state cabinet will be done before the monsoon session begins on June 17. On the question of a new state chief for BJP in Maharashtra, he said it will be done as it’s done for all states.
Though questions are being raised by the BJP’s central leadership over the need of the expansion with just three months of the government’s term remaining, the state leadership is keen on it. The state leadership wants to fulfil promises made to some leaders who joined BJP during the Lok Sabha polls, according to sources.
One of the ministers said the party leadership has directed state leaders to reach out to voters through booth level preparations.
Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.