Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jul 7: Retorting back to a media query here on Sunday, the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Raosaheb Danve questioned, "Who says that the next Maharashtra Chief Minister won't be from the BJP ?"
With assembly polls barely 3 months away, the query was raised following the reports of friction between the allies-BJP and Shiv Sena-over the coveted post of the Chief Minister.
Speaking further, he said that the Opposition Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party combine have faced debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, and are now worried about the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls.
"The popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the strategy of party president Amit Shah, and the hard work of the workers has given us great success in the Lok Sabha polls," he remarked.
"Along with the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has also completed the preparations for assembly elections," he asserted.
The Minister claimed that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win at least 220 assembly seats,and will once again come to power.
He forecast that as the state polls appear on the near horizon,the BJP will witness an influx of other party members,and added that whoever wants to join the party will be absorbed.
On Sunday, Minister Danve launched the BJP's mega membership drive here,with an aim to enroll 2 lakh members across this district. (UNI)