Hours after Congress Regional Party chairman Sanjay Nirupam offered his resignation due to the poor show of the party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Maharashtra’s Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde becomes the second leader of the state to do so. Citing BJP’s poor performance in her constituency, Pankaja took this decision.
BJP lost eight out of 10 seats in her Parli constituency.
She has also sent her resignation to the Chief Minister of the State, Devendra Fadnavis. However, her resignation has been rejected by the CM.
While talking to the media personals, Pankaja said,”I take responsibility for my defeat in local body polls in Beed, have sent my resignation.”
I take responsibility for my defeat in local body polls in Beed, have sent my resignation: Maharashtra Women&Child Welfare Min Pankaja Munde pic.twitter.com/dcA4VWNvr7
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 23, 2017
Daughter of former Union minister Late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja Munde swore-in as Maharashtra’s Women and Child Development Minister after winning Lok Sabha elections in 2014. She is also very well known for giving air to the controversies. After winning elections back in 2014, she reportedly said that she had chief ministerial ambitions. Claiming herself a mass leader, she called most of the other young party leaders as drawing room politicians. Later, however, she denied the report and termed this report as out of context.
She was also framed under two corruption charges which were the Rs 206-crore chikki scam and Rs Rs 6,300-crore Take Home Rations (THR) tenders scam. She had also faced a slack earlier when she was clicking selfies in the back of a dam in a region which was drought-hit.