"Many ministers, legislators and front ranking state leaders in Congress-NCP are willing to join BJP. However, only those who are willing to work for people and national interest will be admitted," Fadnavis said.

He was speaking at the BJP’s city office in Dadar after former NCP legislator Manda Mhatre joined the saffron party with her supporters.

"Many ministers and legislators of Congress-NCP have contacted us on phone. But our doors are open only for those who are acceptable to people. We have applied that filter," Fadnavis said.

"We will give several shocks to the ruling alliance. Many important leaders will join BJP. Like in Lok Sabha polls, in Assembly polls also there will be a transformation in the state. We have decided to admit good people from all walks of life to BJP,” Fadnavis added.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde said, "Many leaders of Congress and NCP have contacted us, so we have a chance to choose. We will give scope to those who have the ability to contribute to Maharashtra's development."

(Agencies)

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