NCP leader Nawab Malik on Sunday dismissed the reports of meeting between Pawar and Shah. He also alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party is 'spreading rumors'.
The opposition party has been demanding the resignation of Rathod, a Shiv Sena leader from Yavatmal, since his name was linked to the death of a 23-year-old woman in Pune.
Nana Patole accused the BJP of running a fake news factory on social media and said his party will demolish the same by highlighting facts.
The party is also feeling the vacuum left behind by mass leaders like Gopinath Munde and Pramod Mahajan.
Patil demanded that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) should be used to avoid such "malpractices" in future.
The central BJP leadership has sought a detailed report from the Maharashtra unit for its dismal show in recent the Graduate and Teacher State Legislative Council elections.
In his letter to Chandrakant Patil, he said that he was resigning from the state BJP unit and also from the primary membership of the party.
Talking about Khadse's move, BJP's state unit chief Chandrakant Patil said, "We were hopeful that Khadse would stay with the party, until I received his resignation today."
The allegations were made in a letter BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam wrote to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Vice-president of BJP Maharashtra, Chitra Wagh, on Sunday asked chief minister Yogi Adityanath to take action against cops for their misconduct.
Interestingly, Khadse said that it was not his voice in the clip and someone might have done mimicry.