Indore, June 07: NCP MLAs decided to leave Mumbai and camp here fearing that their stay may create law and order problem in the charged political atmosphere, Maharashtra
excise minister Anil Deshmukh said here today.
Talking to reporters at Indore Press Club, Deshmukh, along with NCP's Maharashtra unit chief Babanrao Pachpute alleged that the party MLAs "are being continuously threatened and allured by Sena-BJP opposition members and if the government uses force to check them, then it may result in violence".
"To prevent any such situation, NCP and Congress MLAs
have decided to go out of the state till the time of proving majority on the floor of the state assembly", he said.
Pachpute claimed that at present nearly 51 MLAs, including 16 ministers were with them in the city.
He also clarified that the total strength of NCP in Maharashtra is 58 and only four ncp members have deserted the party and not five as reported.