Mumbai: MLC Dhananjay Munde, nephew of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, is likely to face disciplinary action for violating the party whip at the recently concluded municipal council poll in Marathwada region.

"Disciplinary Committee of the party is inquiring into the matter. The report will come to me within 8 days. If he (Dhananjay Munde) is found guilty, action will be taken against him", Maharashtra unit BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar said on the sidelines of the party executive meeting here.

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde was humbled on his home turf in Beed district when the nominee fielded by his nephew trounced the candidate fielded by the former Deputy Chief Minister.

Deepak Deshmukh, backed by Dhananjay, won the election held last month to the chairmanship of Parli municipal council in Marathwada region.

While Deshmukh polled 26 votes, Jugal Kishore Lohia, a Gopinath Munde loyalist and BJP's official nominee, polled only six.

Maharashtra BJP had issued a whip to all party councillors to vote for Lohia.

The 32-member Parli municipal council has 17 BJP members, while the Congress-NCP's combined tally is 14, and one member is independent.


(Agencies)