Speaking later, MNS leader Shalini Thackeray said the party's women workers will be sending boxes of bangles to Patil's Mumbai residence.
CM Prithviraj Chavan and deputy CM Ajit Pawar, however, rejected the demand for Patil's resignation. Refusing to comment on opposition demands, Patil said, "My primary focus is to ensure justice for the girl."
Other opposition parties Shiv Sena and BJP too sought Patil's resignation. Sanjay Raut, spokesperson Shiv Sena, said, "There are several migrants in the city, no records are kept, and crime rate is rising. The home minister should take responsibility and quit."