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BJP to act against Parli councillors for violating whip

india Updated: Jan 06, 2012 21:38 IST
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Maharashtra BJP on Friday said that action would be taken against the councillors in Parli municipal corporation for violating the party whip during the election to municipal council President.

Eleven corporators, out of the 17 in the 32-member municipality in Beed district, voted against the party candidate at the instance of MLC Dhananjay Munde, nephew of the senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde.

State unit president Sudhir Mungantiwar said action would be taken after the disciplinary committee submits its report. "However, decision on action against Dhananjay will be taken by the party central leadership," he said.

Meanwhile, speaking about the just-concluded elections to 195 municipal councils, Mungantiwar said the party's vote percentage increased by 5 per cent.

"A wrong perception is being made that Congress-NCP did exceedingly well in the municipal council elections and the Sena-BJP was defeated," he said.

In 2007, BJP had won 322 seats and now the tally has increased to 436. Shiv sena had won 381, which has come down to 335. Congress had bagged 1,021 in 2007, which has now gone up to 1,142, while the NCP had 965 seats, which has increased to 1,200. The increase in the numbers is mainly because independents, who were 1,058 in 2007 have reduced to 205.

"Most of the independents contested on NCP ticket this time. About 206 independent councillors are supporting the BJP, so we can say that our tally is 642," he said.