Disgruntled BJP MP set to ruffle party feathers again

Patole invites Yashwant Sinha to speak on note ban

NEW DELHI, dhns: BJP MP Nana Patole, who had kicked up a storm by commenting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi dislikes being questioned, seems to be in the mood again.

This time, the Bhandara-Gondia MP has invited disgruntled party leaders Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha to address farmers in Akola of Maharashtra on the impact of demonetisation and GST.

The BJP central leadership, though aware of his activities, is not in a hurry to take action. Sources said Patole is making a noise against the party since he wasn't rewarded by the ruling dispensation after he defeated NCP heavyweight Praful Patel in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Patole said in Nagpur that former union minister Yashwant Sinha will speak on the impact of demonetisation and GST on farmers on December 1.

Sinha's views on both the government initiatives are known. In September, the veteran BJP leader from Jharkhand had attacked the Modi government on economic slowdown and stated that demonetisation and GST were like "two diseases" that had hit the economy in quick succession.

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha had endorsed the views of Yashwant Sinha on the sluggish economy which was lapped up by the Opposition to criticise the government.

Patole denied he was quitting the BJP, but at the same time, the MP claimed that he has offers from the Congress and the Shiv Sena. He said he will meet Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the winter session of Parliament to take up farmers' issue.

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