No plans to leave NCP: Bhujbal

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Mumbai, Oct 23 (UNI) Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal today said he was happy to be in the NCP and there was no question of rejoining the Shiv Sena, which he had left 16 years ago.

'I said some good things about Sena chief Bal Thackeray at a recent function and this did not imply that I was rejoining that party'', he said.

''The function was organised on the occasion of completion of my sixty years in which I thanked everybody, who helped me in my life and I also made the reference to Mr Thackeray because of whom I became the mayor of Mumbai'', Bhujbal told UNI here.

''When I was in Sena; I worked for the uplift of that party and later I opposed them tooth and nail'', he added.

Mr Bhujbal's comments on Mr Thackeray and the former, expressing displeasure against some of his colleagues who left him in lurch when he faced the allegations in the Telgi fake stamp paper scam had raised intense speculation in the media about him rejoining the Sena.

Mr Pawar had recently told reporters that sometimes in the interest of the party some decisions have to be taken which may antagonise individuals.

Mr Bhujbal, who was the deputy chief minister for three and half years, was out of the ministry for one and half years after the allegations were levelled against him.


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