Pune: BJP’s fan Shiv Sena and other domestic parties in Pune on Saturday boycotted a eventuality where Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his government’s flagship ‘Smart City mission’ in 20 cities.
Pune Mayor Prashant Jagtap attended a module for a consequence of protocol, though his party, NCP, along with Sena, MNS and Congress, boycotted it.
Shiv Sena is a statute fondness partner of BJP in Maharashtra and a partial of a NDA. However, a family between a dual allies are strained, generally in a final few days when state-level leaders of both parties traded barbs during any other.
On Friday, leaders of NCP, Congress, Shiv Sena and MNS indicted BJP of hijacking a PM’s programme and slammed a Centre for not following custom as a invitation cards did not have a name of a Mayor.
Jagtap, however, after concluded to attend after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to him over phone.
Local NCP leaders stayed divided from a event, observant that a PM had not even once visited Maharashtra when it was disorder underneath drought, and that he came usually when county elections were turn a corner.