Veteran Congressman and former Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, on Tuesday, quit as a legislator from Ahmednagar, official sources said.
He submitted his resignation letter to Speaker Haribhau Bagade amid speculation that he might soon join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
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Just prior to the last Lok Sabha elections, his son, Sujay Vikhe-Patil created shockwaves when he left the Congress and contested the general elections winning from the family's traditional bastion Ahmednagar.
Besides the Vikhe-Patil father-son duo, several other leaders from the Congress are waiting in the wings to join the BJP as the state prepares for the crucial Assembly elections around October.