Bagwe should resign, says Sudhir Mungantiwar


A day after the Shiv Sena as well as senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde demanded the resignation of Minister of State for Home Ramesh Bagwe, BJP state president Sudhir Mungantiwar said Bagwe should be stripped of his ministry.'

"If the charges against the minister are proved , we as a party have demanded his resignation and we will follow it up with agitations,''said Mungantiwar in his visit to Pune after taking on BJP state president," he said while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.

Defending his late announcement, he said that Munde had demanded the minister's resignation on Monday itself. "Mundeji had already announced it and we maintain the same,'' he said. He further said that with the chief minister demanding a probe we will give the ministry some time before we take on grave agitations.

With the Ambernath Shiv Sena and MNS alliance doing rounds of a new alliance between BJP/SS and MNS, the state president steered clear of making any direct comment. "We will see when it happens,'' he said.

Munde at a recent press interaction had clearly said that SS joining hands with MNS is a good move. Munde had said that the alliance would impact the state's political scenario for a long time and would boost the saffron combine power in the state. Mungantiwar's differences with the Sena on separate Vidarbha will not harm any equations in the party, he said.

He added the party has been demanding a separate Vidarbha as they have been in favour of smaller states as it expedites development and provides better administration. "Whatever the Sena's views are on this issue, it will not hamper our equations,'' he said. Ties with the Sena are based on several important national and regional issues and their stand on a unified Maharashtra is not going to hamper relations between the two parties, he said.

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