Anil Patil and Daulat Daroda, who were among the four NCP MLAs that were reportedly unreachable after Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra CM, have been flown back to Mumbai and reached Hyatt hotel in Mumbai on Monday from Delhi.
Patil and Daroda have reportedly pledged their support to NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Following this development, NCP claimed that it has the support of at least 52 MLAs. The 2 MLAs were staying in a hotel in Haryana's Gurugram and came back to Mumbai along with Nationalist youth Congress president Dheeraj Sharma and Nationalist Student Congress chief Sonia Doohan on late Sunday night.
After a prolonged uncertainty over the government formation that lasted for nearly a month, Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday early morning took oath for the second consecutive term as the state chief minister, while Ajit Pawar was sworn-in as deputy chief minister.