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Business News/ Politics / ‘Walking on path of development’: Milind Deora as he quits Congress to join Eknath Shinde-led Sena

‘Walking on path of development’: Milind Deora as he quits Congress to join Eknath Shinde-led Sena

Former Union minister Milind Deora quits Congress, says he is going on the path of development.

Milind Deora quits Congress Premium
Milind Deora quits Congress

Former Union minister Milind Deora, who quit the Congress party today said that he was going on the "path of development". As per ANI report, Milind Deora is set to join Shiv Sena (Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde faction) today. Under his leadership, 400 Congress workers will be joining the Shiv Sena at Varsha today. Deora was recently appointed the joint treasurer of the All India Congress Committee. 

While speaking to reporters at his 'Ramalayam' residence on Peddar Road, he said, “I am going walking on the path of development." The former Congress leader is also set to hold a press conference today at 1.30 pm. 

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Deora also visited Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi to offer prayers along with his wife. As per PTI report, Sada Sarvankar, an MLA from the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena and temple trust chief, was also present at the temple. Later, he visited Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s statue in Mumbai to pay tributes.

Speaking on Deora joining the Shinde-led Sena, Maharashtra Chief Minister said that his party will welcome him if he chooses to do so. "I have heard about his move. If he is joining the party, I will welcome him," Shinde said as quoted by PTI.

Deora resignation came just before the start of the Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. The Congress alleged that the timing of the announcement of his departure from the party was determined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for headline management to counter the yatra, and asserted that it will have no impact. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh told PTI that one Milind Deora goes away but "lakhs of Milinds who believe in our organisation and ideology stay".

Reacting on Deora joining the Shinde faction, Congress Party leader Sandeep Dikshit said, "...I will be surprised if someone like him, after leaving Congress would join an alliance party of the BJP...There are two big weaknesses in humans and those are greed and fear..."

Deora, who was recently appointed the joint treasurer of the All India Congress Committee, had recently expressed disapproval at the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) laying claim to the South Mumbai Lok Sabha seat.

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Published: 14 Jan 2024, 11:58 AM IST
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