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Four opposition MLAs resign from Maharashtra Assembly

Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets NCP leader Sharad Pawar at Pawar's residence in Delhi. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Mumbai, India Jul 30, 2019, 05.38 PM (IST)

Four MLAs from opposition Nationalist Congress Party and Congress in Maharashtra on Tuesday resigned from the state Assembly and said they will be joining the ruling BJP.

NCP MLAs Vaibhav Pichad, Sandeep Naik and Shivendra Raje, and Congress legislator Kalidas Kolambkar handed over their resignation letters to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagade.

They said they will be joining BJP tomorrow.

On Monday, Kolambkar had quit Congress and announced his decision to resign from the House.

Assembly elections in Maharashtra are due in October this year.

On Sunday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had alleged that the central government is pressuring MLAs from opposition parties to join BJP. 

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Three Nationalist Congress Party MLAs and one Congress legislator handed over their resignation letters to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagade.