In an embarrassment to the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's son Sujay is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.
BJP is most likely to field Sujay from Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency which is currently held by BJP's Dilip Mansukhlal Gandhi, according to BJP sources.
There are already murmurs within the BJP against Sujay's likely candidature from Ahmednagar, sources shared.
The protests are especially from supporters of Dilip Gandhi, a senior MP and also a former union minister, sources added.
Sources said that the Congress party had tried a lot to prevent Sujay's entry into BJP. Apparently, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil was summoned to Delhi by the Congress. He met Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi yesterday, but it seemed that the meetings were unfruitful as BJP is all set to welcome Sujay this afternoon, sources added.
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