Chandrakant Patil

A day earlier, veteran Sena leader Manohar Joshi had said his party and the BJP which parted ways days after the results of the Maharashtra assembly poll were announced, can come together in near future.

NCP and Congress on Friday announced support for the MNS candidate in Kothrud constituency in Pune city against state BJP president Chandrakant Patil for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections.

Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, BJP's Chandrakant Patil and NCP's Dhananjay Munde were among the key leaders who filed nominations on Thursday for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil filed nomination papers for Kothrud Assembly constituency here on Thursday amid a show of strength.

The BJP has provided two such vehicles, which were earlier used by party national president Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The probe panel comprises additional district collector, officials of the labour commissionerate, Pune police, civic body and deputy director town planning, Patil, who is the guardian ministerof Pune district, said in the state Assembly.

The legislators, including Leader of the Opposition in state Assembly Vijay Wadettivar and NCP leaders Jayant Patil, Ajit Pawar and Jitendra Awhad, shouted slogans against the minister in the legislature premises and sought his resignation.