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Maha Congress leader's son's possible entry in BJP opposed

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Chief Minister appears to be facing opposition from a section in the BJP to the possible induction of Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's son into the party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's son Sujay has already announced he will contest from the Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency, currently represented by

is also the of Opposition in the state assembly.

Sujay Vikhe Patil, a practising in Ahmednagar, had last week met state minister and BJP in Mumbai, sparking rumours of his entry into the ruling party.

However, Gandhi supporters do not appear enthused by Sujay Vikhe Patil's possible entry into the BJP and prospect of him contesting the next month's Lok Sabha polls.

They feel if joins the BJP, he should contribute to the party's growth before given a poll ticket.

At a BJP meeting here Monday, they appealed to to let first work for the party and strengthen it in the western district.

"He (Sujay Vikhe Patil) can be given a chance in the next Lok Sabha elections. First he should be asked to serve the party," a Gandhi supporter said at the meeting.

The NCP had contested from the Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 and the party appears unwilling to give it to the as part of their proposed seat-sharing arrangement.

Speculation is rife that would join the BJP Tuesday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 20:58 IST