The Kamal Nath government in MP is fighting for survival after Jyotiraditya Scindia revolted and joined the BJP, and 22 of his supporter MLAs announced their resignations from the Assembly.
"The Kamal Nath government will fall and the BJP will come to power. Scindia has taken a good decision (to join the BJP)," he said, adding that "power change can happen in Maharashtra also".
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government was formed in the state after the Shiv Sena walked out of its alliance with BJP and joined hands with the Congress and NCP.
He also praised the Centre''s move to revoke special status of Jammu and Kashmir and claimed the restive region was experiencing peace after provisions of Article 370 were scrapped.
"If Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is brought under our control, then terrorism will be wiped out and it will make India-Pakistan relations better," he added.
Queried on reports of Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut allegedly making derogatory statements against the Brahmin community, Athawale said, "I think even Babasaheb Ambedkar did not like anything to be said against the Brahmin community. Babasaheb had opposed Brahminvaad (Brahminism) and casteism."
"Besides, many Brahmins like Babasaheb''s ideology," he added. PTI CLS BNM BNM
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