Just before verdict, Gopinath Munde’s daughter plays her card: I am CM nominee, true mass leader
SUMMARYTwo days after exit polls predicted that the BJP would become the largest party in Maharashtra..
Two days after exit polls predicted that the BJP would become the largest party in Maharashtra, and with the assembly election results out Sunday, the daughter of the man who was once the party’s face in the state has staked her claim for the chief minister’s post.
Providing a clear indication of the power struggle that is set to break out within the state BJP, the late Gopinath Munde’s daughter, Pankaja Munde-Palwe, told The Indian Express: “Yes, I am the nominee for the CM post. And if the party assigns me the job I am willing to take the responsibility.”
Arriving in Mumbai Friday after a gruelling campaign across her assembly constituency Parli in Beed, the 35 year old also asserted she was the BJP’s “true mass leader” in Maharashtra while the rest were “metro leaders”.