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Vikhe Patil must clear stand on son's entry in BJP: Thorat

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmednagar 

and former Thorat Wednesday asked his senior party colleague to make his stand clear on his son joining the BJP.

Sujay Vikhe Patil, the son of senior Congressman who is also the of Opposition in the assembly, joined the BJP Tuesday.

has said he will suggest the BJP leadership to field Sujay Vikhe Patil, a by profession, from the Lok Sabha seat.

Talking to PTI at Sangamner, 80km from here, Thorat said the Vikhe family has been associated with the for the last five decades and the party has treated its members well.

However, the Vikhe Patils have "betrayed" the at a crucial time, Thorat said.

Thorat said should clarify his stand on his son joining the BJP, the principal political opponent of the Congress.

The former said district is a traditional stronghold of the Congress.

Thorat expressed confidence the Congress-NCP alliance will win as well the adjoining Shirdi Lok Sabha seat in the next month's election.

Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil is yet to publicly react to his son's entry into the BJP.

However, Congress has slammed the BJP for inducting and said it reflected the saffron outfit's "divide and break" policy.

had Tuesday said he did not consult his father before joining the BJP.

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

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:07 IST