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Congress leader Vikhe Patil to break his silence on April 21

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmednagar 

of Opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, facing heat for campaigning -- despite being a -- for his son who is a candidate, will reveal his plans on April 21, sources said Wednesday.

Vikhe is upset with the criticism directed at him but for the moment he is keeping quiet and supervising his son Sujay's campaign in Ahmednagar, sources close to him said.

Sujay Vikhe is pitted against NCP's Sangram Jagtap in Ahmednagar.

The sources said the Vikhe senior will hold a press conference and talk about his "political present and future" on April 21, two days before Ahmednagar goes to the polls, amid indications that he would part ways with the

As per the sources, Vikhe Patil was upset with the for failing to persuade the ally NCP to cede Ahmednagar seat for Sujay.

The NCP did not have a strong candidate of its own and it had faced defeat in the constituency in the last three elections, the sources added.

The senior was also angry that only he was singled out for criticism over his son joining the while there were several other rebellions in the state Congress, they said.

Asked about his father, a leader, campaigning for him, said, "He is helping me as a father. As a family we stand together.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 18:10 IST