Another corporator joins Shiv Sena

by Web Desk | Updated: 2017-02-01

Continuing its poaching ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections scheduled next month, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday inducted Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator Chetan Kadam into the party.
Kadam, 42, a first time MNS corporator won the 2012 civic elections from Borivali. He said that he was not happy with the way the party had been functioning especially in the recent times. “It was not just me but the local karyakartas who have been with me also not being happy in the party and had started feeling very insignificant. The recent statements being made by the party top brass also were making the party look very weak. Therefore I was forced to take a stand as such, ” said Kadam who was referring to the MNS leader Bala Nadgaonkar’s proposal given to the Sena. Nandgaonkar, had visited Matoshree on Sunday as the MNS’ emissary, to submit a formal proposal to the Sena for partnership in the upcoming civic polls it is learned. “We have been fighting since a long do that the party goes strong that why show it in such a weak light,” said
Meanwhile Kadam whose ward in Borivali from where he won the 2012 civic elections has turned into a ladies ward.
For the upcoming elections Kadam plans to field his wife Bharati Kadam. He said he would not be contesting the elections himself. “I have worked in this ward and since it has turned into a ladies ward I plan to get my wife to contest. I would get involved in whatever work the party would require me to do,” said Kadam making it clear that the MNS had agreed to give his wife a ticket as well and therefore that was not the reason for his leaving the party.
Kadam was a civic standing committee member in the BMC and was previously with the Shiv Sena itself but left the party when Raj Thackeray split to come out with his own party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
The Shiv Sena has been on a poaching spree especially in case of sitting corporators. Recently on Sunday the former Congress opposition leader in the BMC Devendra Amberkar joined the Shiv Sena.