Nagpur: Senior Congress leader Subodh Mohite has broken his ties with his party, with which he has seen a long journey of his political career. Mohite, also a former Union minister for heavy industries has resigned from Congress and joined the Vinayak Mete-led Shiv Sangram Party. Mete immediately appointed Mohite as state head of his party.
Mohite was elected from Shiv Sena from Ramtek Lok Sabha seat twice. In the Vajpayee government, the heavy industries minister post fell vacant after Manohar Joshi who was occupying it was elected Speaker of Lok Sabha. Mohite was lucky to get that ministry though he was only first-term MP then.
A decade ago, Mohite switched over from the Shiv Sena to the Congress. “The move proved to be wrong. I wasted my years in the Congress which failed to give me any proper responsibility,” Mohite, who was vice-president of state unit of the Congress before quitting it, said.
Mete said Mohite would be an asset for the party. “With age and organizing ability, he can establish the new party in Vidarbha region,” added Mete. Mohite said the Congress has become directionless. He saw no future in it and hence was resigning.
Shiv Sangram is a party wedded to the cause of Marathas and is in forefront in the struggle for reservations for the community.