Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Thursday sought to clear the air about his ”friendship with tiger” assertion and asserted his get together does not wish to be mates with a “caged tiger”.
Addressing a press convention organised on the event of his birthday, he additionally indicated that the BJP would like to contest the upcoming civic physique elections within the state alone.
Municipal firms of Mumbai, Pune and another main cities are slated for elections in early 2022.
“Lately, I used to be in a programme the place a volunteer working in wildlife subject gifted a photograph album to me together with a reproduction of a tiger. Reacting to his gesture, I instructed him that it is a good present and ”we’re all the time mates with tigers,” Mr Patil stated.
“Nevertheless, media individuals related the remarks with the Shiv Sena because the tiger is their image. It’s true that we’re all the time attempting to make mates with many, however we’d love friendship with a tiger from the forest and never a caged one.”
Mr Patil’s earlier remarks had fuelled hypothesis that the BJP was searching for to succeed in out to the Shiv Sena, its former ally which joined arms with the Congress and the NCP, its ideological opponents, to type the MVA authorities within the state in November 2019.
The BJP chief, who’s an MLA from Pune metropolis, stated his get together desires to retain its high place in Maharashtra and wish to contest civic polls with out coming into into an alliance with any political outfit.
He stated, “On my birthday I’ve made a political decision to retain the BJP’s primary place within the state by profitable the upcoming civic physique elections with out making an alliance with anyone.”
The previous minister challenged political events within the state to battle elections individually to see the place they stand.
Mr Patil applauded Pune metropolis Lok Sabha MP Girish Bapat’s initiative to rearrange COVID-19 vaccination at residence for individuals from the Kasaba constituency who can’t transfer out attributable to well being causes.
On his birthday, Mr Patil donated 1,300 COVID-19 vaccination coupons to individuals from the economically weaker part residing in Kothrud, his meeting constituency, and CNG coupons to autorickshaw drivers from the realm.