Mumbai: Shiv Sena legislator from Osmanabad Kailas Patil had a dramatic escape on Tuesday at the same time as a bunch of get together legislators led by Eknath Shinde made their option to Gujarat. Patil, one of many legislators a part of the posse making its option to Surat, managed to get off close to the Gujarat border check-post and ultimately made his method get together chief Uddhav Thackeray’s residence in Bandra East.
Patil claimed to have walked at the very least 5 kilometres, hitched a trip on a motorbike and a truck to lastly attain Mumbai. He additionally established contact with the chief minister’s official residence and briefed the Sena head on what transpired.
A Sena functionary within the know of the trade between Patil and Sena leaders mentioned that on Monday night, a handful of legislators have been informed that they have been being taken to dinner and have been requested to satisfy in Thane. “After the voting ended, some legislators have been informed that there’s dinner deliberate in Thane and so they needed to go there. Unsuspecting, Patil went together with the plan, however quickly he sensed one thing amiss because the automobile moved in the direction of Ghodbunder highway,” the functionary mentioned.
The legislators have been taken in teams of three in several automobiles quickly after they completed voting for the legislative council elections on Monday. Patil too left the Vidhan Sabha after casting his vote at 5.30 pm.
The Sena functionary mentioned that after touring for a few hours, the legislators have been informed that Eknath Shinde would meet them on the border check-post in Talasari in Palghar district. “As soon as they reached Talasari, Patil made an excuse and mentioned he wanted to alleviate himself, with a view to get out of the automobile. Utilizing the quilt of darkish and the shrubs alongside the highway, Patil began working within the different route,” the practical added.
The practical who spoke to Patil mentioned that he walked almost 5 kilometers within the rain. “He hitched a trip on a motorbike for a number of kilometers. He additionally requested a truck driver heading in the direction of Mumbai to offer him a trip. He reached the Dahisar examine publish at round 1.30 am. He then contacted Varsha. The CM’s employees organized for a automobile, which ferried him to Malabar Hill at round 2.15 am,” the functionary mentioned.
Patil remained unavailable for remark.