A former BJP leader, Patle had quit the saffron party when he was denied an Assembly ticket in 2014. He contested Tumsar Assembly seat on the Sena ticket but lost.
"In the last three years I worked very hard for the Shiv Sena and formed a base for the party in Bhandara. But despite an assurance, the Sena did not give me the ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha by-election," Patle told PTI.
The Sena is neglecting the Vidarbha region and Bhandara district, he alleged.
Rajendra Patle's induction into the BJP comes days after the Sena inducted Shrinivas Wanga, son of late BJP MP Chintaman Wanga, into the party and fielded him for the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll.
Meanwhile, BJP's ally RPI (Athawale faction) today extended support to Hemant Patle.
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