NCP chief Sharad Pawar has accused the BJP of using investigation agencies to force leaders of opposition parties to join them. His statement comes after several senior NCP leaders joined the BJP or Shiv Sena. On Thursday, NCP's Mumbai unit head Sachin Ahir joined the Shiv Sena. The party's Maharashtra women's unit chief has also quit the party and is expected to join the BJP. NCP MLA Vaibhav Pichad has also announced that he is joining the BJP. Referring to the fall of Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka, Pawar said the misuse of govt agencies was not just limited to Maharashtra.