NCP MLAs Dhanraj Mahale, Dilip quit party, join Shiv Sena

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs Dhanraj Mahale and Dilip joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray here on Friday.

Written by August 16, 2019 20:18

New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs Dhanraj Mahale and Dilip joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray here on Friday.

“Dhanraj Mahale and Dilip Raut have joined Shiv Sena. Dhanraj’s connection with the party is not new. Along with him, our well-wisher Nashik MP Kakarbhau Raut’s son Dilip has also joined the party. This has boosted the strength of our party,” said Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena. (ANI)

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Ahead of the state Assembly polls, many senior leaders from the NCP including former minister Jaydutt Kshirsagar, MLA Pandurang Barora, Mumbai unit chief Sachin Ahir, women’s wing leader Chitra Wagh among others have joined the Shiv Sena.

Mahale had quit the Sena to contest the 2019 parliamentary elections from Dindori on a NCP ticket. However, he lost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bharati Pawar, who had quit the NCP after the Sharad Pawar led party gave a ticket to Mahale.