Many want to leave BJP; party says Maharashtra government will collapse to stop them: Eknath Khadse

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Eknath Khadse speaking to ANI in Mumbai on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)
Eknath Khadse speaking to ANI in Mumbai on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 24 (ANI): A day after joining the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) following his resignation from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Eknath Khadse on Saturday asserted that many people want to leave BJP and to stop them the party is saying that the Maharashtra government is going to collapse.

"Many people want to leave BJP and to stop them the party says the government (in Maharashtra) is going to collapse, but the government is not going to fall," Khadse told ANI.

Commenting upon his priorities after joining NCP, Khadse said, "When we join the party, two things take place -- we will strenthen the organisation and will work with the government for development. Our major priority is that with the help of government, development takes place in our area."

Former BJP leader Eknath Khadse joined the NCP on Friday in the presence of party chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai.

Earlier this week, Khadse had announced his intention to join the NCP and alleged that he had suffered a lot in the BJP. (ANI)