Kolhapur, Oct 27 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Chandrakant Patil on Sunday hailed the Shiv Sena patron Bal Thackeray, saying he always kept 'values in politics.'
In a press conference here, Mr Patil , who arrived in the city for the first time after assembly election, in which he was elected from Kothrud assembly election in Pune district, said that late SS chief Balasaheb Thackeray has always kept values in politics in his regime and his son and SS chief Mr Thackeray are following those values.
Mr Patil was answering a question whether Mr Thackeray would take support in the formation of a new government. He said that top leaders of both alliance partners BJP and SS would discuss on the formation of the government and they also discuss on chief minister, deputy chief minister post and other important cabinet portfolios, which wanted by both parties and if there was need then BJP's top central leaders will intervene in this issue.
He also said that there was no possibility of swearing-in ceremony of the new government on October 30 or 31, however he expressed confidence that BJP SS alliance partners would definitely form a new government.
SS senior leaders should talk practically and it was his procedure, Mr Patil replied on SS senior leader Sanjay Raut's today's statement that 'a brush is in Mr Thackeray's hand how to draw a picture on canvas'.
He said that the party has already begun to think over the overall election results and would introspect about the results. However the party would take stern action against those who worked against the party in assembly election and contested as rebels. Party's Discipline Committee has already started serving notices to such party leaders and rebel candidates.
On defeated candidates like state rural development minister Ms Pankaja Munde, Ram Shinde and Udayanraje , Mr Patil said the party would consider definitely about their proper political rehabilitation.(UNI)