Mumbai, Jun 20 (UNI) BJP National General Secretary Gopinath Munde today said ''UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's charisma was waning and the party will lose the parliamentary elections, due next year.'' Addressing the media here, Mr Munde said the in-fighting between the supporters of Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Revenue Minister Narayan Rane, in front of the Congress president here yesterday during a rally shows that Ms Gandhi has lost her hold on her workers.
''The workers continued their fighting in spite of Ms Gandhi requesting them to stop,'' said Mr Munde.
The BJP leader alleged the workers' slogan-shouting against the Chief Minister at the rally had embarassed the party.
Asked about his friend Mr Rane's claim, Mr Munde quipped ''Both Mr Deshmukh and Mr Rane are my friends and I would advise them not to fight and share everything.'' When asked about who started the fight, he said ''I have not investigated the matter but both have fought amongst themselves.'' UNI JN AE KP2004