Maharashtra: BJP leader Eknath Khadse resigns from party, to join NCP

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Eknath Khadse has resigned from the party. He may join Nationalist Congress Party

BJP leader Eknath Khadse (file photo).
BJP leader Eknath Khadse (file photo).
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After days of speculation, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Eknath Khadse has resigned from the party. He may join Nationalist Congress Party.

Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse will join the NCP on Friday, Maharashtra minister and state NCP chief Jayant Patil said on Wednesday.

"He (Khadse) will join NCP at 2 pm on Friday...this will strengthen the NCP," Patil told reporters here.

Khadse has been sulking since he was made to resign as a minister in the then BJP government in 2016 on allegations of corruption.

There were speculations in the last few days that he may quit the BJP and join the Sharad Pawar-led party.

Eknath Khadse sends resignation to BJP's Maharashtra president Chandrakant Patil. "I am resigning from the primary membership of BJP due to personal reasons," it reads.

With PTI inputs

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    Published: 21 Oct 2020, 1:39 PM