Mumbai: After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Maharashtra president Raosahib Patil Danve resigned from his post, BJP chief Amit Shah has appointed Chandrakant Patil as the chief of Maharashtra BJP unit.
It has been said in the statement that Mangal Prabhat Lodha has also been appointed as BJP President of Mumbai City until the recent Lok Sabha elections, he had won the fifth time for the fifth time from Jalna in northern Maharashtra. After his victory, he was appointed as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet.
Patil’s appointment as Maharashtra BJP chief takes place a few months before the assembly elections in Maharashtra. According to the reports, BJP follows a ‘one person, one-post’ principle, according to which a minister should not hold the post of a state’s president at the same time.
Even though MPs and MLAs can play an organizational role in the party at the same time, but according to reports, the BJP often does not allow its ministers to be together in government and party.
Meanwhile, as the state is ready for assembly elections in October, Demon has claimed that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win 220 out of 228 seats in Maharashtra Assembly.