Mumbai: Former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse who recently resigned from BJP informed that he will join the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on October 23.
“I will join the NCP on 23 October,” Khadse told reporters. He also alleged that he had suffered a lot in the BJP.
“The then CM (Devendra Fadnavis) directed the police to file an FIR against me on a false charge of harassment by a woman. He said that the case would be withdrawn later. A corruption inquiry was initiated against me in which I came clean. I suffered a lot in the BJP,” Khadse said
He said, “The party has given me important posts, but in return, I have worked and made a big sacrifice for the party.”
Earlier in the day, Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil has said that the resignation of Eknath Khadse has been accepted.
Patil told reporters on Wednesday, “I got Eknath Khadse’s resignation this morning and it has been accepted. We give him our best wishes for joining a new party.”