PONDA: Rebel Priol BJP block and Booth level Karyakartas have announced to field Sandeep Nigalye senior worker from party cadre as Indpendent Candidate from Priol.
During the press briefing all the workers decided to field and rally behind Sandeep Nigalye as Independent candidate from Priol in protest against Party decision to impose Govind Gaude as a candidate against them despite they have opposed it since past many days.
The BJP Block President at Priol Mahesh Shilkar said that it was our frequent demand with party leadership to give ticket to Sandeep Nigalye from Party cadre who worked hard for growth of Party but our demand was ignored. In earlier election they were asked to support MGP –BJP alliance candidate in and next election were asked to support Independent candidate Govind Gaude and due to party loyality we followed the order. But after winning elections these MLAs ill treated BJP workers.
These MLAs had claimed they were elected on their own strength. So this time Party Workers have demanded with party leadership to field a candidate from Party cadre and also launched vocal for local campaign since past one year. We went with the proposal to Party President Sadanand Tanavade opposing to Govind Gaude’s induction and have asked BJP ticket for the Sandeep Nigalye however the party leadership did injustice on party cader.
Sandeep Nigalye said few decades back he joined BJP attracting to work style. Party did not field its candidate for past many years at Priol but still, the BJP workers protected the party existence for past fifteen years. When asked by media incase if MGP offers support then he said if his supports permits then he will take support of MGP.
Later, Mahesh Shilkar said around 150 office-bearers at Block and booth level resigned immediately en masse from primary membership and more will resign in coming days.
He said there are around 10,000 primary members of BJP at Priol and had helped Shripad Naik to get 17000 votes in MP election.