Former Shiv Sena leader joins BJP

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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.

Former Shiv Sena leader joins BJP

"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.

PTI

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