New Delhi | Senior BJP leader and Maharashtra Water Resources Minister, Girish Mahajan, on July 28 claimed that at least 50 MLAs of the Congress and the NCP are in touch with the ruling party to switch over ahead of the assembly elections, due later this year.
Mahajan’s comments came against the backdrop of a string of leaders from Sharad Pawar-led NCP deserting their parent party in recent past.
“Some 50 MLAs of Congress and NCP are in touch with the BJP. Senior NCP leader Chitra Wagh had expressed her desire to join BJP a month back, claiming she had no future left in her parent party. The MLAs are requesting that they wanted to join the BJP ahead of the assembly elections…The Congress is in the shambles and in the next couple of weeks, the NCP will look weaker,” Mahajan said.