MUMBAI: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday thanked Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for the BJP’s decision to withdraw its candidate from the bypoll to Andheri East Assembly seat in Mumbai.
अंधेरी (पूर्व) पोट-निवडणुकीत भारतीय जनता पक्षाचा उमेदवार उभा न करण्याचा निर्णय घेतलात ह्याबद्दल @Dev_Fadnavis आणि पक्षातील वरिष्ठ नेतेमंडळींचे शतश: आभार. उमद्या राजकीय संस्कृतीसह राजकीय मंचावर आपापले मुद्दे घेऊन राजकीय पक्षांनी निकोप स्पर्धा करावी हीच आमची धारणा ! pic.twitter.com/VKmmJl3Gno
— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) October 17, 2022
In a letter written to Fadnavis, Thackeray referred to the senior BJP leader as his dear friend and said it is essential to have a positive political culture.
He said the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is always in favour of proliferation of such a positive culture.
I am thankful that you responded to this (appeal), Thackeray said.
Thackeray had on Sunday written another letter to Fadnavis, asking the ruling BJP to pull out of the bypoll race to show reverence to late Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke, whose death necessitated the byelection.
Latke died of cardiac arrest in May this year.
BJP’s Murji Patel, who withdrew his nomination papers on Monday, was pitted against the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction’s candidate Rutuja Latke, the wife of Ramesh Latke.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar had also appealed to all parties to ensure that Rutuja Latke was elected unopposed.
With Patel pulling out of the bypoll, Rutuja Latke’s victory in the November 3 elections is a mere formality.
Source: Press Trust of India