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Munde likely to quit as MLA if crisis persists

Gopinath Munde, makes up his mind to resign as a member of Maharashtra assembly if the problem relating to appointment of state party functionaries is not resolved.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2008 21:04 IST

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, who has quit all party posts, has made up his mind to resign as a member of Maharashtra assembly if the problem relating to appointment of state party functionaries was not resolved, sources close to him said on Monday.

Munde is waiting for the outcome of tonight's meeting in Delhi between top BJP leaders and state BJP leaders Pandurang Phundkar and Eknath Khadse, the sources told PTI.

Munde was all set to quit as an MLA yesterday itself but was persuaded by several party collegaues against taking the step, they added.

The 59-year-old leader quit as BJP General Secretary and from all other posts yesterday after being sidelined over appointment of new Mumbai BJP President Madhu Chavan.

Munde will resign from the House this week itself if his grievances over lack of democracy in the party leadership's decision-making process at state and central levels were not resolved, the sources said.

Munde is all set to begin a statewide tour after April 25 when the budget session of Maharashtra legislature concludes.

Meanwhile, at a meeting of BJP legislators held here, an overwhelming number of MLAs came out in support of Munde, the sources said, claiming as many as 50 of the 54 legislators were supporting Munde in the present crisis.