Mumbai : Maharashtra Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar on Monday resigned from the party to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Kolambkar, who is considered a close aide of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, will join the saffron fold soon. Kolambkar is a former Shiv Sena leader. He had joined the Congress along with Rane. However, after Rane parted ways with the Congress, Kolambkar too has openly expressed his discontent with the party’s functioning.
In March, he had said that he would support those who work. Kolambkar had removed the party signboard outside his residence and put Chief Minister’s Devendra Fadnavis’s portrait instead.
In April, he attended an NDA election rally and openly declared his plan to desert the grand old party. “I am angry with the Congress party as no work could happen in my constituency. I will leave Congress and support those who work. I came here listen to their speech. I used to come to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s speeches as well,” Kolambkar had told ANI.