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Disgruntled Cong leader Sujay Vikhe Patil likely to join BJP

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In a jolt to the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, disgruntled Patil, son of the of opposition in Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, is likely to join the BJP on Tuesday.

This reportedly comes after denied Sujay's request to contest the impending from Ahmednagar Lok Sabha seat, despite Sujay's father meeting Pawar multiple times over his son's request.

"Ahmednagar seat was always our seat, there was no point in giving that seat to anyone else. If you look back, NCP even defeated late Balasaheb Vikhe from there and I personally had to face legal case in court from Vikhe following that. Joining our party was an open option but at no point of time that seat could have been taken away from NCP," said Pawar.

On the other hand, BJP is leaving no stone unturned to rope in the disgruntled father-son duo into their party.

Earlier today, in a surprise announcement, Pawar said he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, less than a month after declaring that he would enter the poll fray.

The 78-year-old member and former Union Minister, instead, decided to launch his grand nephew from Maval constituency.

NCP is contesting the polls in alliance with the in where 48 LokSabha seats are at stake.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 22:18 IST