Thorat and Vikhe-Patil square off on home turf — Ahmednagar
In Ahmednagar district, two political stalwarts who were in the same party until recently are now preparing for an all-out battle with each other as the 2019 Assembly elections draw close.
Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, a former Congress veteran and now housing minister in the state government, sounded the bugle by opening an office in Sangamner, the constituency of his former colleague and state Congress president Balashaeb Thorat.
“The two were archrivals even while in the same party. Now, their rivalry is out in the open after Vikhe-Patil joined BJP,” said a Thorat aide in Sangamner.