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Senior Maharashtra Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil resigns as MLA

Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil at a press conference in Mumbai on March 14, 2019.  

Senior Congress leader in Maharashtra and former Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on June 4 submitted his resignation as a member of the Lower House.

The development comes amid reports that he will be joining the BJP along with some Congress MLAs and may be inducted in the Devendra Fadnavis-led Ministry.

Mr. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil’s son Sujay Vikhe Patil had switched to the BJP from the Congress before the Lok Sabha Polls. Mr. Sujay Vikhe Patil won with a margin of 2.81 lakh votes from Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency.

Mr. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil quit as the Leader of the Opposition in March 2019, days after his son joined the BJP.

The Congress leader submitted his resignation as an MLA to Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagade at his office in Mumbai, an official said.

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