Maharashtra Minister for Minorities Nawab Malik is likely to be divested of the portfolio, following his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate. Malik has been charged with money laundering and connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in property dealing.
A meeting of leaders of Nationalist Congress Party, Congress with the Chief Minister Uddhav Thakeray is in progress.
Malik is the second NCP leader, who has been arrested by ED after former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Although the three parties of ruling Mahavikas Aghadi in Maharashtra have alleged misuse of ED and CBI by the Centre, the ED has claimed adequate proof against Malik.
The charge of Malik is likely to be handed over to Hasan Mushrif or Jitendra Awhad.