Maharashtra: Nationalist Congress Party MLA Daulat Daroda goes missing
Nationalist Congress Party MLA Daulat Daroda allegedly went missing after visiting the Raj Bhavan, where Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar took oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister of the state, respectively.
Thane: Hours after the BJP made a surprise comeback to power in Maharashtra, a missing complaint was filed at a Thane police station for a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA on Saturday (November 23). NCP MLA Daulat Daroda allegedly went missing after visiting the Raj Bhavan, where Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar took oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister of the state, respectively.
Former MLA Pandurang Barora filed the missing complaint at Shahapur Police Station in Thane on Saturday evening. Daroda is an MLA from Shahapur constituency.
The dramatic turn of events in the state came at a time when deliberations among Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena on the formation of a non-BJP government in Maharashtra had seemingly reached the final stage on Friday(November 22).
In a dramatic move in the wee hours of Saturday, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with NCP’s Ajit Pawar headed to the Governor’s office. Ajit Pawar and other leaders from the party broke away to ensure Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as CM and Ajit Pawar as deputy CM. The President's Rule was revoked minutes before BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra chief minister in the morning.
At the joint meeting of Shiv Sena and NCP that was called following Devendra Fadnavis forming the government, Sharad Pawar said that a true NCP member will never join hands with the BJP. None of the MLAs from NCP except for Ajit Pawar took part in the swearing in ceremony, he added. Congress said that it will take both legal and political action against BJP's government formation.