Mumbai:In another jolt to the Congress ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, party's veteran leader from Maharashtra Maikrao Gavit is set to quit the party. Gavit is said to be upset with party's leadership after his son was denied ticket from Nandurbar seat in northern Maharashtra. The trouble seems to be mounting for the Congress in Maharashtra ahead of Lok Sabha polls as earlier this month several party leaders have resigned from the party. On March 25, Congress president of Satara district, Ranjitsingh Naik Nimbalkar joined the BJP in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Here it is to be noted that earlier this month, a purpoted audio clip of state Congres chief and MP Ashok Chavan surfaced on media in which he was heard saying that he is “in the frame of mind to resign”, giving shock waves to the grand old party. The series of defections have brought to the fore the internal fissures in the Congress and growing resentment among the party workers in Maharashtra. The 48 parliamentary seats in Maharashtra will go to poll in four phases. The Congress and NCP are fighting together in the state on 26 and 22 seats respectively.
In term of LokSabha Election, on other hand, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will join BJP president Amit Shah's rally in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar tomorrow. Shah, who will file nomination from Gandhinagar seat tomorrow, has invitedUddhav. BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch, Dilip Singh Parihar was arrested yesterday, on charges of violation of Model Code of Conduct. Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi, who is on a three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh will be visiting Ayodhya, the epicentre of Ram Janmabhoomi dispute on Friday. The Congress leader will begin her Ayodhya visit by offering prayers at Hanuman Garhi temple before holding a grand 50-km roadshow in Faizabad-Ayodhya.