I have not received Sagar Meghe's resignation yet: Gadkari

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Nagpur, Aug 27 (UNI) BJP Maharashtra unit President Nitin Gadkari today clearly hinted that the resignation of Sagar Meghe from the party's primary membership would be accepted.

Speaking to reporters here, Mr Gadkari said he had not yet received either of Sagar's resignations--one from the party and the other from the Upper House of the state legislature. ''However, I wish Sagar all the best for his future life. I have absolutely no grudges against him for quitting the party. While he was in the BJP, he worked with sincerity and dedication. The decision to quit is entirely his own,'' he said.

''I would say that the BJP has bright days ahead, and Sagar's quitting at this juncture has pained me. It would have been to his benefit to have stayed on,'' Mr Gadkari said. However, Sagar's decision to quit would not affect the party in any way, he said.

Sagar, a BJP member of the Legislative Council from Nagpur District Local Self-Government Authorities constituency, hand handed over the two resignation letters to Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in Mumbai last week.

Incidentally, Sagar's father, Datta Meghe, once a close confidant of Sharad Pawar, quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and joined the Congress recently. The senior Mr Meghe quit the NCP after failing to get re-nominated on the expiry of his term in the Rajya Sabha.

Sagar had created a sensation some years ago when he joined the BJP and contested the elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council while his father was still in the NCP.


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