Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pankaja Munde triggered speculations after she removed her party's name from her Twitter Bio and replaced it with a simple social media tagline. The bio on her microblogging site now reads - "RT's r not endorsements." She also asked her followers to assemble for a rally on December 12, the birth anniversary of her father and former union minister late Gopinath Munde and said that she will 'talk' to them on that day.
"You are asking me for time ... I am going to give you time ... eight to ten days. These 8-10 days I want time to communicate with myself a little bit. What to do next? Which way to go? What can I give to our people? What is my power? What do people expect? I am going to be in the presence of all these things," Munde's Facebook post in Marathi read.
Munde lost from her family bastion Parli to Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) Dhananjay Panditrao Munde by a margin of over 30,000 votes in the state Assembly elections held in October. Visuals of her, breaking down in front of cameras. had gone viral shortly after the election results.
In the Facebook post, Munde took responsibility for the poll loss and said that she will be 'talking' to her followers on December 12, the birth anniversary of Gopinath Munde.
After the defeat, I went in front of the media and accepted the defeat. And begged that no one should be blamed for the loss. I am answerable for the loss," she said.
"I will speak to you on that day... I would like to talk to you, as you want to talk to me. I am talking about the people of Maharashtra... Who else can I talk to?" Munde said in the emotional Facebook post