Mumbai, April 15 -- The ongoing Lok Sabha election will also be remembered in Maharashtra for politician dads who would stop at nothing to help their debutant sons in politics.

The most famous case now is of senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil who is also Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly. Vikhe-Patil was considered one of the top Congress leaders in the state who put his position in the party at stake to help his son Sujay contest Lok Sabha election from Ahmednagar constituency.

He first put pressure on his party to get ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to concede the Ahmednagar seat for his son. Sujay meanwhile was in touch with BJP and promptly joined the party as it became clear that the NCP would not pa...