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Vikhe Patil says his son will stay in Congress


Press Trust of India Mumbai
Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil downplayed on Thursday his son Sujay's statement that he will contest Lok Sabha election from Ahmednagar even if the Congress denies him ticket.
"He is a young man. He hasn't discussed his future plans with me. I am confident that he will remain in the Congress and contest the Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket," Vikhe Patil told reporters here.
Sujay Vikhe Patil had said Wednesday that he will contest the election from Ahmednagar even if the Congress does not nominate him from there.
"My parents are in the Congress, which does not mean I should remain in the party," he was quoted as saying.
Ahmednagar in central Maharashtra and seven other seats have become a bone of contention between the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress who have decided to form an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls.
Since 1999, NCP had contested the Ahmednagar seat.
Vikhe Patil also alleged Thursday that several illegal amendments have been made to the Mumbai Development Plan for the benefit of builders' lobby.
If Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis does not scrap these amendments, he will file a public interest litigation, the Congress leader said.

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First Published: Dec 27 2018 | 7:45 PM IST

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