"Pawar told Munde not to take such a step. He also told him that his demands would be accepted," Raut, party spokesman, wrote in an article in 'Utsav' supplement of Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
Raut, executive editor of Saamana, said Munde, who was not feeling comfortable in his party, had approached Pawar and sought his advice on whether he should quit the BJP and join Congress.
"Pawar told Munde: The BJP will accept all your demands. Stay in the party," Raut said.
Pawar advised BJP president Rajnath Singh, when the latter called on the Maratha strongman to discuss Munde's possible defection, to stop the revolt.
The debate over Munde's 'bad days' in the BJP was fuelled last week by Pandurang Phundkar, a senior BJP MLC, who while paying tributes to the late leader in the Legislative
Council said he often sulked as he felt attempts were on by a section in the party to clip his wings after brother-in-law Pramod Mahajan's death in 2006.
"Munde was, at one point, planning to move to the Congress, which was ready to reward him with a ministerial post at the Centre," Phundkar had claimed in the House.


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