Defection is not in my blood: Pankaja Munde

New Delhi: Amid speculation over her leaving the BJP, former Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde Tuesday said defection is not in her blood and that she was not leaving the party fold. Rumours were rife that Munde had quit the party after she removed ‘BJP’ from her Twitter bio.

“I am not leaving the party. Defection is not in my blood,” said. In a post shared on Facebook on Sunday, Munde, daughter of BJP stalwart late Gopinath Munde, had declared that she wanted to “introspect” on the changed political equations in the state. Adding to the speculation, she later altered her Twitter bio to remove all mention of the BJP.