According to Nana Patole, head of the state unit of the Congress, speculation about senior politician Ashok Chavan quitting the party was being spread to complicate matters for the party in Maharashtra.
By the way, Ashok Chavan said he didn’t need to respond to these inquiries with an explanation (of his leaving the party).
“Since the time of Shankarrao Chavan, the citizens of Nanded have shown their affection (his father and former Maharashtra CM as well as former Union finance and home minister). Congress binds these, “said Ashok Chavan.
As part of the Rahul Gandhi-led “Bharat Jodo Yatra,” Nana Patole, senior colleague Balasaheb Thorat, and Ashok Chavan opened the party’s office in Nanded.
“The conditions are being set for Ashok Chavan to depart the celebration. Every day, we have to respond to this. This is done to complicate matters for the Maharashtra Congress. We are confident Ashok Chavan won’t leave the celebration, “said Nana Patole.
Balasaheb Thorat added that Ashok Chavan was worried by the rumors and that the party needs the charismatic former chief minister to grow and prosper.