MUMBAI: Congress general secretary Mallikarjun
Kharge Saturday met senior leader Manikrao
Gavit
after the latter threatened to quit the party over the choice of candidate
for the Nandurbar Lok Sabha seat.

Gavit is a nine-time MP from Nandurbar though he was trounced by 1.06 lakh votes by the BJP’s Heena
Gavit in the 2014 general elections.

Gavit had wanted the Congress ticket
for his
son Bharat but the party refused to pay heed and fielded MLA K C Padvi.

Nandurbar goes to polls in the fourth phase on April 23.

In a statement,
Gavit said
Kharge had assured him that he and his family would be taken into confidence while deciding candidates
for the Assembly elections and future local bodies polls.

Kharge also asked
Gavit to trust him and the party.

Gavit said he had asked
Kharge why his
son Bharat was not considered
for Lok Sabha nomination.

“I assured
Kharge that I enjoy good relations with the Gandhi family since the time of Indira Gandhi and will never leave the party or work against its interests,”
Gavit said in a recorded statement released by the state Congress.