Rats, they say, desert the sinking ship. When the party goes out of power, the leaders begin to leave it. Till now, this has happened to all parties, but not to the BJP. Now, even BJP seems to be affected by this. Pankaja Munde, a former minister in Devendra Fadnavis government, is all set to administer a shock to the BJP. She has congratulated Uddhav Thackeray on becoming Maharashtra Chief Minister. Now... this is normal. Anyone would do that, one would say. But, she has also removed the mention of the BJP in his Twitter handle. She has asked all her supporters to come to Gopinath Munde Memorial in Beed.
What does it indicate? It indicates that she is moving away from the BJP. Pankaja Munde is no ordinary politician. She is the daughter of Gopinath Munde, one of the tallest leaders of the BJP and the former CM of Maharashtra. Her mother is legendary Pramod Mahajanâ€™s sister.
Pankaja lost the recent elections to Dhananjay Munde, her cousin from Beed. Since then, she has been keeping a low profile. Her latest decisions are creating an impression that she is all set to change the party. One of her closest associates has said that she is all set to chart a new course in view of the changed circumstances.