Three NCP and a Congress MLA who had resigned the Maarashtra Assembly on Tuesday, joined the BJP on Wednesday. The fledgling Congress-NCP combine has been hit with a serie of dersertions in the election year. Last week, NCP’s Mumbai unit chief Sachin Ahir had quit the party and joined the Shiv Sena. The party’s women wing president, Chitra Wagh, had also left. BJP leader and Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan had on Tuesday claimed that at least 50 Congress and NCP MLAs were in touch with the BJP to switch over ahead of the assembly elections.