Rebel MLA Dhananjay Munde has reached Nationalist Congress Party office YB Centre and announced his backing to Sharad Pawar.
It was learnt that Dhananjay Munde was with newly sworn Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, later turned to NCP chief Sharad Pawar. The move is said to be a victory for Sharad Pawar as part of his attempt to keep all his 44 MLAs along with him.
Earlier, in a press conference, Sharad Pawar presented three other rebel NCP MLAs who have gone with Ajit Pawar. Several other NCP MLAs also offered their support to Sharad Pawar. NCP MLA Diliprao Bankar in a tweet said: "My faith is on Sharad Pawar, I am with NCP only. I went to Raj Bhavan when Ajit Pawar asked me to go with him". NCP MLA Atul Benke also announced his support on Twitter saying: “I am with Sharad Pawar Ji. We all are together.”
Sharad Pawar has already called a meeting of his MLAs at YB Centre to show his strength.