Independent MLA Kishor Jorgewar extends support to BJP

Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 30: Independent MLA from Chandrapur Assembly Constituency Kishor Jorgewar met Devendra Fadnavis and extended his support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday for government formation in Mahrashtra .

The BJP won 105 seats in the Assembly polls, results of which were announced on October 24, and has been wooing the 13 Independents and MLAs from smaller parties to shore up its strength in the 288-member House. The Sena, which has won 56 seats, is pushing for rotational chief ministership, an idea rejected by the BJP..

Jan Surajya Shakti party leader and Shahuwadi (Kolhapur) MLA Vinay Kore has also extended his support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday.

Vinay Kore’s Jan Surajya Shakti was part of the BJP-led NDA but he rebelled after the Shahuwadi seat in Kolhapur district was given to the Sena as part of the pre-poll arrangement.

Independents are extending their support to BJP for power and to benefit due to the differences among ruling allies (Shiv Sena and BJP) over the chief minister’s post. Kore declared support to the BJP, locked in a bitter fight with ally Shiv Sena over sharing of power, after meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here.

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