Next Mayor of Mumbai will of BJP only, says Khadse

Eknath Khadse
Nagpur: Former Revenue Minister and senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Monday exuded confidence that the next Mayor of Mumbai will be of BJP only. He was speaking to media at Ravibhavan after appearing before Dinkar Zoting Commission inquiring into allegations of illegal transfer of MIDC land at Bhosari in Pune district in the name of his wife and son-in-law.

“People have overwhelmingly supported BJP in the just concluded local body elections across Maharashtra. The Opposition parties were cornering BJP over demonetization and other issues. But the Opposition tirade had no effect on voters. People have shown through battle of ballots that they are with BJP. The party has emerged number one party in the civic polls across the state. The next Mayor of Mumbai will be of BJP irrespective of Congress extendeding its support to Shiv Sena,” Khadse asserted.

However, Khadse chose not to comment on a question over EVM tampering charges being leveled by Opposition candidates.