Rajya Sabha MP and senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who invited Vikhe Patil to join his party, also reminded the latter that he and his father were once ministers in the Uddhav Thackeray-led party's government.
"Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil should join the Shiv Sena and make our alliance (with the BJP) stronger. Both he and his father were ministers in Sena government. It is good if the third generation of the family is also a part of the alliance," Raut said.
Sujay Vikhe Patil had earlier in the day joined the BJP in presence of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis after the Sharad Pawar-led NCP refused to relinquish its claim on the Ahmedanagar Lok Sabha seat for him.
"Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil should resign (as LoP) on moral grounds," Gorhe said.
"This shows there is political bankruptcy in the Congress," she claimed.
"Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia was in the BJP while (her son) Madhavrao Scindia was in the Congress. Vasundhara Raje (her daughter) was (BJP) chief minister of Rajasthan while Jyotiraditya Scindia (Madhavrao's son) is a Congress leader. If Vikhe Patil's son joins the BJP, it should not be looked at differently," he said.
Malik further said as far as the Ahmednagar election was concerned, the party would fight with full strength against Sujay.
Meanwhile, a Congress source said, "Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil will not resign from the Congress. He will work hard in the upcoming elections for the party.
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