Maharashtra Assembly Election: Senior Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil joins BJP

This move comes days after Patil expressed his disappointment against Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) decision to not leave Pune’s Indapur assembly seat

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Ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections, Senior Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil on Wednesday joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

This move comes days after Patil expressed his disappointment against Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) decision to not leave Pune’s Indapur assembly seat. 

Patil had earlier said that during Lok Sabha elections, in the presence of Rahul Gandhi, the NCP had decided to leave the Hindupur assembly constituency. 

While speaking to the media, CM Fadnavis said that there are other leaders from the opposition parties who will join BJP in the coming days. 

I have not joined BJP with any sort of desire. I have joined BJP because I was influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s work and decision – whether it is the abrogation of Article 370 or his Awas Yojana which has provided people with homes,” said Harshvardhan Patil after his induction in the BJP.

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Moreover, senior NCP leader Ganesh Naik is also set to join BJP along with 50 party’s Navi Mumbai corporators. With Naik’s induction, the BJP’s hold in Navi Mumbai is set to strengthen ahead of the assembly polls. Naik’s son, Sandeep Naik, had joined BJP earlier this year.

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