"We were scared": 'Missing' NCP MLAs come back to party's fold

NCP MLA Anil Patil informed that when they reached the hotel in Delhi at least 100-200 BJP workers were present there along with a lot of police personnel in civil dress

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The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) along with Congress and Shiv Sena on Monday morning stake claim to form government in Maharashtra and submitted support letters to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. 

Meanwhile, Of the missing five NCP MLAs including Ajit Pawar, three MLA – Narhari Zhirwal, Daulat Daroda and Anil Patil  – were “rescued” from a five-star hotel in Gurgaon (now Gurugram) and they were brought to Mumbai.


As of now, only Anna Bhansode – NCP MLA – has support to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

As this happened, Mumbai NCP President Nawab Malik told the media that of the 54 NCP MLAs, 52 legislators have come back to the party’s fold.

52 of our MLAs have come back to the party and one more is in contact with us. Also, Sharad Pawar has clarified that Ajit Pawar’s decision to join hands with the BJP is against the party line. If any MLA allies with them, they will face anti-defection law,” said Nawab Malik.

While talking to media, the ‘missing’ NCP MLAs including Daulat Daroda and Anil Patil said, “there were reports that we were missing but we want to say that we are safe. We were in touch with Sharad Pawar. We were not taken anywhere by anyone. We were in Delhi.”

However, Patil further informed that when they reached the hotel in Delhi at least 100-200 BJP workers were present there along with a lot of police personnel in civil dress. “...we were scared,” said NCP MLA Anil Patil.

The ‘missing’ NCP MLA said that they had contact with Sharad Pawar and the party chief assured them that they will be brought back.

Also Read - SC To Pronounce Judgement On Maharashtra Government Formation Tomorrow At 10:30 AM

Earlier, in a tweet, Patil said that he wasn’t aware of what was going to happen at Raj Bhawan on Saturday and pledged his allegiance to Sharad Pawar. 

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