Mumbai, Aug 22: Former Mumbai Mayor Hareshwar Patil, who had left Shiv Sena for Congress a few years ago, joined BJP today. BJP's Mumbai chief Ashish Shelar was present to welcome Patil to the party fold.
As a member of Shiv Sena, Patil had served as the Mayor and Chairman of Standing committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, a statement by BJP here said.
"I decided to join BJP as the schemes undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are of immense benefit to the common man. I will work hard to fulfil his commitments to the people," the release quoted Patil as saying.