NCP president and cabinet minister Jayant Patil said senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse has left the party and is set to join the Sharad Pawar-led NCP on Friday.
Patil said that some time back Khadse informed him that he had left the BJP and would come to NCP's court on Friday.
Patil said, "The entire state has seen the injustice done to senior leaders like him in BJP. Joining NCP with him will help our party."
Khadse was number 2 in the Devendra Fadnavis cabinet when he was thrown out of allegations of helping his family buy land already acquired by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation. He resigned in 2016 and has since split from the BJP.