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Is Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil helping his BJP nominee son

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, the of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, is giving a tacit support to his son Sujay, who is the contestant from Lok Sabha seat, sources have said.

The Vikhe senior is working behind the curtains, they said, adding that the is in touch with the supporters of his father late Balasaheb Vikhe in Rahuri, Parnerand other areas in district, and exhorting them to support

"He is supporting in his role as a father," they said.

Sharad Pawar, who has been a traditional opponent of the Vikhe Patils, has made the contest a prestige battle.

Pawar had refused to vacate the constituency, which is with the NCP as per the seat-sharing deal with the Congress, for who eventually joined the

The constituency is divided into pro and anti-Sujay camps.

According to sources, some workers who are close to Sujay consider him as a for working to ensure that his father won the assembly elections in 2014. Sujay also played an important role in Zilla Parishad elections held in 2017.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 22:10 IST