Sixteen BJP corporators of Pune civic body have sent their resignations to party president Rajnath Singh to express solidarity with party general secretary Gopinath Munde, who resigned from all organisational posts.
The corporators, who met late last night to discuss Munde's resignation, said their loyalties would remain with the BJP leader and they would follow the "path" shown by him in future.
Upset over appointment of key functionaries of BJP's Mumbai unit by the party's central leadership, Munde on Sunday resigned from all organisational posts, resenting lack of democracy in the party.
Sandeep Khardekar, Vice President of Pune BJP said the Maharashtra BJP president Nitin Gadkari did not enjoy the support or trust of party workers and efforts to "sideline" Munde in the state's affairs would not be tolerated.
He said Munde supporters from Pune would go to Mumbai tomorrow to rally behind their leader, who was expected to arrive there from Aurangabad.