Congress leader quits from Assembly post after son joins BJP

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 26, 2019, 03:22 PM

Vikhe Patil
Congress senior leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has quit from his post of Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly. His resignation letter, which was submitted to Congress President Rahul Gandhi one month, was accepted yesterday. 
 
Vikhe Patil had applied for resignation after his son, Sujay Vikhe Patil had left the Congress and joined the BJP, to contest from the Ahmednagar constituency. Sujay, who had initially asked for the seat from Congress, was denied the ticket as the seat was given to the Nationalist Congress Party, which the Congress is in an alliance with. NCP refused to give the seat to Sujay. 
 
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan told reporters that Radhakrishna, son of former Union Minister Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, had resigned citing “moral grounds”. Rumours were set ablaze when the senior Vikhe Patil was seen contesting for his son in Ahmednagar, that he might follow his son’s footsteps and join the saffron party. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.


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