Meanwhile, at least 30 of the 45 Congress MLAs are planning to leave the party. When the high command finds no fault with joining communal Shiv Sena, what is wrong if we want to join hands with the BJP. They argue that it is always better to have the same government in the Centre as well as at the state. This will ensure proper development of the state.
Alarmed by the development, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray rushed to the Renaissance Hotel where the NCP MLAs were lodged and tried to convince them of the need to stay together. After they found that some police personnel in plain clothes were moving in the hotel, they shifted all the MLAs to another place.