Nagpur: Discontent seems to have gripping Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as one after one sulking leaders are raising rebellion flag. The Bhandara-Gondia MP Nana Patole has already parted ways with the party on a stormy note. Possibility of more leaders following suit before the nextr Assembly elections could not be ruled out. Many leaders are disappointed with the party over non-fulfilment of promises it doled out during election campaigns.
Party’s Central Nagpur MLA Vikas Kumbhare in recent times is at loggerheads with his own government over the issue of reservation to Halba community. He has announced on several occasions that he would quit the post of legislator in case the problems of Halbas are not resolved. He even said that if he is not able to provide justice to the community he would not hesitate to resign from the party.
Kumbhare hails from Halba community. The constituency he represents has a large number of the community members. For the issues of the community, the MLA has opened a front in Mumbai now-a-days. Talking to Nagpur Today on phone, Kumbhare hoped the party and the government will resolve the problems of the Halba community. “I have full faith in Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. These two leaders are making efforts to resolve the issue of reservation to Halbas. I myself is in contact with the concerned officials of the department. Despite these developments, if I am not successful in resolving the reservation issue or the government fails to initiate concrete measures, then I will definitely quit Assembly,” Kumbhare asserted.
Replying to a question whether he has given deadline to government, Kumbhare said there is no question of deadline or ultimatum. After the Supreme Court judgment, it will be a matter of jobs to thousands of Halba youths. “Being belonging to the community, it is my responsibility to resolve the issue,” he said.
According to media reports, it is coming to the fore that Kumbhare is in contact with several Congress leaders. There is possibility that he would return to his parent party before the next Assembly elections. The move will ensure stability to his political future and will also wield a weapon to launch attack on BJP for failing to provide justice to Halba community.