Chhagan Bhujbal, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and one of the most senior leaders of the NCP is like to join Shiv Sena soon, according to some media reports. If this happens, then it would be a big jolt for Sharad Pawar before the Assembly polls.
Bhujbal who started his political career in Shiv Sena was considered as one of the closest aides of Balasaheb Thackeray. Bhujbal was made the leader of opposition during the Shiv Sena-BJP government in Maharashtra. After the formation of the NCP, Bhujbal was made the president of the state unit and when the NCP Congress alliance came to power, he was made the Deputy CM and Home Minister.
After he quit the Sena, he miraculously escaped an attack on him by angry Shiv Sena workers. Bhujbal even went on to arrest his party mentor Bal Thackeray when he was the Home Minister.