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Cong’s strongman Harshvardhan Patil, NCP’s Ganesh Naik join BJP

DNMUM442803 | 9/12/2019 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :553 | Mumbai

Both leaders cite BJP’s decisive mandate as the main reason for making the switch

It is the season of exits for the already bruised and battered opposition in Maharashtra. After the exit of old-timer Kripashankar Singh and star candidate Urmila Matondkar from the Mumbai Congress on Tuesday, party leader from Indapur Harshvardhan Patil and NCP’s Navi Mumbai strongman Ganesh Naik switched over to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
Harshvardhan Patil said he was joining the BJP as the public mandate is with it.
The successive defections have exposed not just the differences within the Congress but also interparty differences between allies Congress and NCP.
Patil said that despite supporting the NCP campaign in the region wholeheartedly during the Lok Sabha polls, NCP was insistent on keeping Indapur as
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