Amit Shah was addressing a rally on the home turf of Congress heavyweight Sushilkumar Shinde (File Photo)

Solapur, Maharashtra: 

Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday took a dig at the Congress and the NCP in Maharashtra over “influx” of party leaders joining the ruling party ahead of the Assembly elections.

Mr Shah was in south Maharashtra’s Solapur to attend the conclusion of the second leg of the ”Mahajanadesh Yatra” launched on August 1 by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

“If the BJP opens its door completely, except Sharad Pawar and Prithviraj Chavan, no one will remain in their respective parties,” Mr Shah said while addressing a rally on the home turf of Congress heavyweight Sushilkumar Shinde.

Mr Pawar is the president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) while Mr Chavan is a former chief minister of the Congress.

Both the parties, especially the NCP, have witnessed a number of desertions to the ruling Shiv Sena and BJP.

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