Daughter-in-law of Congress veteran Shivraj Patil joins BJP
   Date :31-Mar-2024
Daughter-in-law Shivraj Patil joins BJP
AHEAD of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil’s daughter-in-law, Archana Patil, joined BJP on Saturday in the presence of Maharshtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis. State BJP Chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule was also present at Patil’s induction into the party. Archana Patil is the chairperson of the Lifecare Hospital and Research Centre in Udgir, and her husband, Shailesh Patil, is the Congress’ State Secretary.
Patil had met Fadnavis at his official residence ‘Sagar’ in south Mumbai on Friday. Shivraj Patil, who hails from Latur in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, was Union Home Minister during the UPA-I Government, but stepped down in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Prior to that, he had also served as the Lok Sabha Speaker. Speaking on the occasion, Fadnavis said Archana Patil has been associated with social work and her joining the BJP will help the party in Latur and the Marathwada region.