Eknath Khadse, who resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) just lately, joined the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) within the presence of social gathering’s chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on Friday. Khadse had despatched his resignation to BJP’s Maharashtra president Chandrakant Patil whereby he declared, “I’m resigning from the first membership of BJP as a consequence of private causes.”
Sulking since his unceremonious exit from the Devendra Fadnavis-led ministry in 2016 over land seize allegations, Khadse (68) on Wednesday stop the BJP. The identical day, state NCP chief Jayant Patil introduced he can be becoming a member of the Pawar-led social gathering.
NCP is a part of the ruling alliance within the state together with Shiv Sena and Congress, whose Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities assumed workplace 11 months in the past.
Khadse, former Maharashtra Income Minister and likewise an ex-Chief of Opposition in state Meeting, was inducted into the NCP on the partys head workplace right here.
The chief, who flew in Mumbai on Thursday from his native Jalgaon district in north Maharashtra, was in political wilderness over the last 4 years, although he stop the BJP solely two days in the past.
Khadse’s formal entry into NCP, scheduled at 2 pm, was delayed by over an hour as Pawar was in a gathering with social gathering minister Jitendra Awhad.
Jayant Patil welcomed Khadse within the social gathering, by providing him a shawl.
Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Khadse had blamed Fadnavis for “attempting to destroy his life” and political profession, over three a long time of it spent in strengthening the BJP in Maharashtra.
Responding to the costs levelled by Khadse in opposition to him, Fadnavis (50) had mentioned his former BJP colleague was talking “half fact”, including Khadse had painted him a villain whereas making the allegations in opposition to him.
(With Inputs from PTI)