“Anti-incumbency and negative voting against sitting MLA Mahadev Naik and Congress’ Subhash Shirodkar will help me to win in Shiroda,” Prabhudesai said.
“I am working for the BJP since the beginning, when Mahadev Naik was a personal assistant to Subhash Shirodkar. Despite working for the last 22 years, BJP has betrayed me and that will create sympathy in the minds of Shiroda’s electors,” Prabhudesai explained.
Recalling past events, Prabhudesai said, “I was all set to get the party ticket for the 2007 election, however, the party decided to try the then new-entrant Mahadev Naik. BJP leader Manohar Parrikar had assured me that the party ticket for 2012 would be given to me even if Naik won (in 2007). But BJP has failed to keep its word.”
Prabhudesai said that he along with other party activists have worked tirelessly for the BJP and were instrumental in the victory of Naik during the last election.