Pune, 14th January 2024: In anticipation of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a collaborative meeting was convened today at Shubharambh Lawns on DP Road. The gathering witnessed the participation of constituent parties of ruling Grand Alliance (Maha Yuti) including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, NCP (Ajit Pawar), RPI (Athwale Group), and others from Pune district.
Prominent figures present at the event included Former Speaker of the Legislative Council Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, Prakash Javadekar and Shrirang Barne, Former MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil, Former Minister of State Vijay Shivtare, State Women’s Commission Chairperson Rupali Chakankar, and various city chiefs and district leaders from different political parties.
The meeting addressed the importance of unity among parties and emphasized their shared commitment to accelerating the state’s development. NCP’s Deepak Mankar, while introducing the meeting, underscored the significance of this collaboration for the upcoming Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha (State Assembly), and Municipal Corporation elections.
Mankar highlighted the strength of the alliance, stating that Congress leaders are apprehensive due to the influence of the name “Ram.” He expressed doubts about Congress finding a candidate to contest elections.
BJP State General Secretary Muralidhar Mohol presided over the gathering, with Parashuram Wadekar expressing solidarity and commitment to work collaboratively.
Javadekar encouraged a focus on development for all and stressed the need to dedicate efforts to secure a significant victory in the upcoming elections. He urged parties to work together, emphasizing the importance of engaging with the public to achieve high voter turnout.
Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, acknowledging the busy schedule of Ajit Pawar, emphasized the unity formed due to Prime Minister Modi’s developmental approach.
Pawar was to guide the members of various parties today.
NCP’s representative at the meeting highlighted the fortune of being part of the grand alliance and urged the removal of bitterness among parties. He emphasized that, irrespective of past leadership, there is no alternative to Modi.
The meeting concluded with a call for a unified effort, fostering a sense that Mahayuti (grand alliance) has become a collective party. The leaders expressed confidence that victory is assured if all party workers collaborate effectively.