BJP leader Eknath Khadse resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party and will be joining the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Maharashtra Minister Jayant Patil said on Wednesday.
The announcement came after former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis rejected the speculations, saying there are talks every day of such kind of “muhurat”.
Speculations were that Khadse was unhappy since he was made to resign as a minister in the then Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in 2016 on allegations of corruption.
“I have been informed that Eknath Khadse has resigned from the BJP. He will join the party at 2 pm on Friday. We will welcome him,” Patil said today.
Eknath Khadse is expected to join the NCP on Friday.