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Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's son Sujay to join BJP today

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In an embarrassment to the party ahead of the elections, Maharashtra's of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's son Sujay is all set to join the today.

BJP is most likely to field Sujay from Ahmednagar constituency which is currently held by BJP's Dilip Mansukhlal Gandhi, according to BJP sources.

Sujay will join the party at Chief Devendra Fadnavis's in his presence this afternoon.

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 and also a former union minister, sources added.

had reportedly tried to get a ticket for his son from Ahmednagar, but the seat was in NCP's quota as part of its alliance with

In a press conference, had confirmed that his party had offered a ticket to Sujay Vikhe Patil, but he refused to contest as an NCP candidate.

Sources said that the party had tried a lot to prevent Sujay's entry into BJP. Apparently, was summoned to by the Congress. He met and 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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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 11:45 IST