Jayant Patil, Maharashtra NCP chief and minister in the Uddhav Thackeray government, has claimed that more than ten BJP MLAs are unhappy in the state. A decision can be taken on including these MLAs in the NCP in future.
Jayant Patil told the media that ‘More than 10 BJP MLAs are dissatisfied. They are upset with the arrangement of BJP party. They have spoken to us many times about this. Therefore, a decision may be taken for them in the future. ”Water Resources Minister Patil said this after inducting a former MLA of Janusharajya Party into NCP. In recent times, BJP’s two strongmen Eknath Khadse and Jaisingh Gaikwad had left the saffron party and joined the NCP.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the NCP is going to strengthen its base in Western Maharashtra. There is influence of the party. Pawar later said that it has been decided in Maha Vikas Aghadi that if any opposition MLA resigns and joins NCP, Shiv Sena or Congress, then the other two parties will support his candidature against BJP.
He said that it is natural that the BJP will field its candidate against the resigned candidate contesting from another party. In this case, two constituents of MVA will help that candidate in the election. Will campaign for him. He further said that when three parties of three Maha Vikas Aghadis come together, there will be no problem in winning the MLA resigning again.
It is noteworthy that MVA has 169 MLAs in Maharashtra with 288 seats. It has 57 MLAs of Shiv Sena, 53 of NCP, 44 of Congress and 15 of other parties. The opposition alliance NDA has 114 members. BJP has the highest number of 105 MLAs.