Mumbai . Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is all set to leave the Congress with 12 MLAs. Such information has been given by reliable sources. This has created a possibility of a great split in the Maharashtra Congress. However, Ashok Chavan refuted these reports and said that he is currently in the Congress and is preparing to join the anti-price movement of the party organized at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.
Ashok Chavan met Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the residence of BJP leader Ashish Kulkarni late on Thursday night. At that time there was a private discussion between Fadnavis and Ashok Chavan for about 20 minutes. Before this meeting, the state Agriculture Minister Abdul Sattar also met Ashok Chavan at his Nanded residence. At that time also there was a secret meeting between the two leaders. Not only this, not more than eight Congress MLAs, including Ashok Chavan, were present for voting even during Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s vote of confidence in the Maharashtra Assembly. At that time Deputy Chief Minister Fadnavis had also expressed his gratitude to those who helped by being absent in the House. Similarly, former minister Aslam Sheikh has secretly met Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
In such a situation, it is being said that Ashok Chavan along with his supporters will leave the Congress party very soon. This process is going to be finalized after the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on September 5. Actually, Ashok Chavan is accused of Adarsh Society scam. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has recently accused Aslam Sheikh of Rs 100 crore. To avoid this action, both these leaders have made up their mind to leave the party. Although today Devendra Fadnavis said as usual that he had met Ashok Chavan but there was no political talk. Similar rhetoric is being made by Congress also. In politics, such rhetoric is considered only formal in such cases.