Won’t align with Cong, won’t abandon transparency agenda: CM

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

MUMBAI: The BJP will not have a post-poll understanding with the Congress in the BMC and not abandon the transparency agenda, its plank in the civic polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said.

“We will take along those who come with us, but proceed without those who don’t come with us,” he said, addressing a rally at the State BJP office.

The rally was held as part of the BJP’s Vijay Diwas celebrations in each district headquarters across the country after victories in recent civic polls in Maharashtra and Odisha.

“Let those who want to align with the Congress do so. We won’t stop them,” Fadnavis said, in an apparent reference to reports that the Shiv Sena was toying with the idea of roping in the Congress to bag the Mumbai mayor’s post.

“We (BJP) will go as per our path, taking along those who come with us,” he said.

“BJP is a party which fights ideology with ideology. Whether we bag power (in BMC) or not, we will never go with the Congress,” the CM said. (AGENCIES)