NCP MLC from Sangli quits, to join BJP

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Mumbai, Feb 25: A Nationalist Congress Party MLC from Sangli's Tasgaon constituency on Tuesday resigned from his post.

Sanjay Kaka Patil, who tendered his resignation to Maharashtra Legislative Council chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh, said in the House that he was resigning from the post following continuous harassment in the NCP.

Without taking any name, Patil alleged that a minister was harassing him. "I have been facing problem at the party level. A minister in the party is constantly harassing me.

He is trying his best to end my political career," he alleged in the House.

"He (Patil) will join the BJP in the evening today. Some more leaders from their party would also join the BJP in coming days," senior party leader Gopinath Munde said.

Sanjay Kaka Patil's entry in the BJP fold would be a big blow to senior NCP leader and Home Minister R R Patil, as the saffron party is likely to field him as a Lok Sabha candidate from Sangli.

PTI

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