Mumbai: MLA Niranjan Davkhare, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) veteran and former state education minister Vasant Davkhare, tweeted on Wednesday that he has resigned from the NCP and from his assembly membership citing ‘internal politics’.
He is said to have been expressing discontent for a while now and is expected to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon.
After Niranjan announced his resignation, NCP reacted strongly by banning him from the party for 6 years. NCP spokesperson, Nawab Mallik speaking to Sakal Times, said, “He received whatever he has through his father and from the party. There was no reason for him to be discontented and these are just excuses. Some people can do anything to achieve personal ambitions. Let’s see what he can do now on his own.”
Niranjan was an MLA from the Konkan graduate constituency, who was considered to be one of the next generation flanks of the NCP. He was also appointed as the NCP youth wing regional secretary.
He was said to have differences with Jitendra Avhad and Prakash Paranjape who are senior leaders of the party and complained of being ‘sidelined’.
After months of speculation, Davkhare’s tweet came as an obvious follow-up. “I am tired of local internal party politics and am resigning from all party posts as well as the MLA position. I will soon announce my next step in my political career,” tweeted Davkhare.
He was recently seen meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and is expected to join the BJP soon.