BJP denied that there was discontent among party workers over Pravin Darekar being nominated for polls to state Legislative Council.
“There are no discontent among party workers. The atmosphere is jubilant and everyone is excited for upcoming Rajya Sabha and MLC elections,” state BJP unit chief Raosahab Danve said.
He was asked if there was any discomfort among leaders and party workers in the wake of Darekar being made one of the nominees for polls to 10 MLC seats.
Darekar, a former MNS leader recently quit the party after his name surfaced in alleged co-operative bank scam and later joined BJP.
On allegations levelled against Darekar, Danve said, “Such accusations are common in political life. Until and unless it is proven guilty (by court), he is not guilty.”
Darekar filed his paper for the MLC elections.
Danve said as of now five candidates have filed their nomination for MLC elections.
They are Sadabhau Khot, Vinayak Mete, Surjit Singh, Praveen Darekar and R N Singh.
Meanwhile, Danve when asked to comment on controversy surrounding state revenue minister Eknath Khadse, chose to evade the question, saying, “We are here to talk on filing of papers (nomination) and there is excitement among party workers.”