Mumbai: Sujay Vikhe Patil, son of senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here, Tuesday.
Incidentally, Radhakrishna is also the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly.
Sujay joined the BJP in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve at an event held in south Mumbai. Quite a few of his followers also followed him to the saffron brigade.
The development follows the Sharad Pawar-led NCP spurning a request by Radhakrishna to leave aside the Ahmedanagar Lok Sabha seat for his son.
Sujay last week held meetings with BJP leader Girish Mahajan. It should be stated here Dilip Gandhi is BJP’s sitting MP from Ahmednagar LS seat.
The move by Sujay has definitely put Congress in an embarrassing situation. There were no official comment available from either Sujay or any senior Congress leaders in Maharashtra.