Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Thursday sought to clear the air about his ”friendship with tiger” assertion and asserted his celebration would not need 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 favor to contest the upcoming civic physique elections within the state alone.
Municipal companies of Mumbai, Pune and another main cities are slated for elections in early 2022.
“Recently, I was in a programme where a volunteer working in wildlife field gifted a photo album to me along with a replica of a tiger. Reacting to his gesture, I told him that it’s a nice gift and ”we are always friends with tigers,” Mr Patil stated.
“However, media persons connected the remarks with the Shiv Sena as the tiger is their symbol. It is true that we are always trying to make friends with many, but we would love friendship with a tiger from the forest and not 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 palms 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 celebration needs to retain its high place in Maharashtra and want to contest civic polls with out coming into into an alliance with any political outfit.
He stated, “On my birthday I have made a political resolution to retain the BJP’s number one position in the state by winning the upcoming civic body elections without making an alliance with anybody.”
The former 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 dwelling for individuals from the Kasaba constituency who cannot transfer out because of 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.