Nagpur/New Delhi: Bhandara-Gondia BJP MP Nana Patole, who had raised a storm recently by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn’t like to take questions, has eventually skipped the party’s National Executive meeting being held in New Delhi on Monday.
Patole, who had hinted to quit as Member of Parliament if the problems of farmers are not resolved, however came out with clarification for not attending the meeting. Pre-occupation in his constitution was the reason for not attending the meeting, was the explanation of Patole.
The BJP’s National Executive meeting is being attended by party’s 1400 legislators across the country, 337 Members of Parliament and top leaders. However, absence of Patole at the crucial meeting has sparked hot debate in the political circles.
Just before the National Executive meeting, Nana Patole the other day had said in Akola that necessary things are not being done to ameliorate the condition of farmers. “If concrete steps are not initiated regarding farm loan waiver, I will not hesitate to repeat the history,” Patole warned. He had resigned as Congress MLA over the issue of loan waiver of farmers. He had also criticised Devendra Fadnavis. ““The CM is incapable of bringing central funds for the state. The Centre gives less to Maharashtra despite Mumbai contributing the maximum to the country’s coffers. The CM has also stopped taking meetings of party MPs in Mumbai before the beginning of the Parliament session,” he had said.