Harshvardhan Patil joins BJP in Maharashtra; another big blow to Congress after Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil’s exit

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1168037199767457792 Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....
saurabhparmar
Digital Journalist (Specializing in Indian affairs & Contemporary Political development). A Writer by Profession. Administration Enthusiast by Passion. Altruist by Heart. That's enough about Me!

In a major setback to the Indian National Congress party ahead of Maharashtra polls, party leader and former state minister Harshavardhan Patil joined the Bhartiya Janta Party on 11 September. The leader joined the party at an event in the South Mumbai in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Harshvardhan Patil has earlier expressed his disappointment and frustration with the National Congress party over the clarity of party’s stand in Indapur seat in Pune district. The leader targeted the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar. He said that the NCP chief has been unable to fulfill his commitment of allocating the Indapur seat in the upcoming Assembly elections.

The main reason for his exit is said to be the Indapur seat. Previously, Patil had supported the candidature of NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter, when she contested the Lok Sabha election from Baramati this year. The leader hoped that the NCP would return his favor by ceding the Indapur seat to the Congress in the coming Assembly polls.

Another reason that can be attributed to his exit is the decision of his close friend Ganesh Naik, who along with Patil, also joined the saffron party. On Wednesday, Fifty-five corporators of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) also joined Bhartiya Janta Party.

Now after his induction in the saffron party, Devendra Fadnavis has announced that Harshvardhan Patil will be the candidate from Indapur assembly seat. The Chief Minister said that he had waited for Harshvardhan Patil from a long time to join BJP.

Mr. Patil had been a four-time MLA from Indapur seat. In the 2014 Assembly election, he had lost the seat by a close margin to the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Dattatrey Bharne. Harshvardhan Patil had also served as a Minister of State for Agriculture in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance government during 1995-99.

This is a second big blow to Congress party. Earlier, its senior leader, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, had also left the party after the Lok Sabha polls. Currently, he is now a Cabinet Minister in the Fadnavis government.

ALSO READ: BJP looking for a bigger seat share in upcoming Maharashtra polls; rejects Shiv Sena’s 50-50 demand

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Edtech space AttainU raises an undisclosed sum from former head of Google India, others

AttainU, an edtech startup, has raised an undisclosed capital in angel funding from a clutch of investors including Shailesh...

Root Ventures invest an undisclosed sum of capital into healthy food startup Kaarya Naturals

Kaarya Naturals, a health food company has bagged an undisclosed sum of money from Roots Ventures. Mumbai-based foodtech startup will use the infused funds to...

Ronaldo looking for ‘Edna’, girl who gave him free burgers

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Football star Cristiano Ronaldo in his recent interview with Piers Morgan revealed about his humble background and how he...

Sharath-Sathiyan pair enters Asian quarters

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals beating Mahfoodh Sayed Murtadha and Rashed...

Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was here on Thursday disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This