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No tickets to those above age of 75: Maharashtra BJP chief

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Sep 29, 2019, 4:21 am IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2019, 4:21 am IST

As per the policy, veteran BJP legislator Sardar Tara Singh, who is above the age of 80, would not get the ticket for the upcoming election.

BJP state president Chandrakant Patil
 BJP state president Chandrakant Patil

Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not be giving tickets to leaders above the age of 75 years, BJP state president Chandrakant Patil said on Saturday.

It is pertinent to note that during the Lok Sabha election, the BJP chief Amit Shah had denied the tickets to party veterans, former HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi and former deputy prime minister L.K. Advani.

As per the policy, veteran BJP legislator Sardar Tara Singh, who is above the age of 80, would not get the ticket for the upcoming election.

Mr Singh is a four-time MLA from Mulund constituency.

A BJP leader, who is familiar with the development, added that Haribhau Bagde, the Speaker of the outgoing Assembly, too, has completed the age of 74, and may not get a ticket to contest election from Phulambri constituency.

When asked whether the party would give tickets to tainted legislators like former minister Prakash Mehta, the BJP state unit president said that one can’t be denied the ticket merely on an allegation.

He added a final decision would be taken only after the allegation is proven in the court of law.

When questioned as to why senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse was sacked from the Cabinet even before any allegations were proven, Mr Patil said that it was Mr Khadse who chose to resign from the Cabinet.

Mr Khadse has been sulking ever since he resigned from the Cabinet, following allegations of corruption against him.  

The 66-year-old leader has been the face of the Muktainagar constituency in northern Maharashtra’s Jalgaon since 1990.

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