Hoardings, banners will not get you BJP ticket – Fadnavis

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Sumit Singh

Pune, September 15, 2019 : The illegal hoardings and banners placed ahead of chief minister’s Devendra Fadnavis visit to Pune on Saturday for the ‘Maha Janadesh Yatra’ in Pune will attract action from the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), Fadnavis told reporters on Sunday.

He was addressing a press conference at Ramee Grand Hotel on Apte Road. “It is wrong to put up such hoardings. Such publicity does not guarantee party ticket to anybody. The candidature will be decided on the basis of work. I have given a clear direction to party workers and leaders that such publicity material should not be placed,” Fadnavis added.

Fadnavis said the Mahajandesh Yatra up until now has covered 3,018 kms going through 107 assembly constituencies in just 18 days. During the press conference, 12 BJP leaders including MP Girish Bapat, Sanjay Kakade, MLA Madhuri Misal among others were also present.

BJP will continue to embrace leaders

Former NCP MP Udayan Raje Bhosale from Satara has joined BJP. Answering the question of who else would be joining the BJP, the Chief Minister said that ‘recruitment’ will continue in the BJP.

Is there Article 370 in Baramati?

Does the other parties have no right to organise rally in Baramati? Is there Article 370 in Baramati? Come to our city, have a meeting. We cooperate,” said Fadnavis. He was talking about incident on Saturday when there was allegedly attempt to disrupt his rally in Baramati, which NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar’s bastion. He said, ‘Only seven workers were coming and trying to disrupt the rally. When the police arrived, they fled. There was no lathi-charge in Baramati.”

NCP workers have alleged that police lathi-charged them for raising slogans against the chief minister.

‘Grapes sour for NCP’

When asked about tweet by a NCP leader that Udyan Raje Bhosale irritates them from his behaviour, the CM said that it’s like ‘grapes are sour’ for NCP.

Fadnavis has moved to Satara as next destination for the Maha Janadesh rally.