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NCP-Congress tussle over Ahmednagar continues

PUNE: Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar’s reported remark on Friday about his willingness to surrender the Ahmednagar Lok Sabha seat to Congress raised hopes of the entry of the 3rd technology of the outstanding Vikhe Patil family into electoral politics.

Hours later, then again, Maharashtra NCP leader Jayant Patil clarified that Pawar had not made any such remark and that the celebration had not given up its declare on Ahmednagar seat. The seat-sharing talks between the 2 allies, Congress and NCP, for the approaching Lok Sabha elections are caught over who will field a candidate from Ahmednagar.

Sujay Vikhe Patil, son of leader of the opposition in the state assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, is focused on contesting the Lok Sabha election from Ahmednagar. This central part of Maharashtra has been a conventional stronghold of the Vikhe Patil family, which is credited with setting up a community of cooperatives and academic institutes in Pravaranagar and the region. His grandfather, Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, had represented the Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency for 8 terms.

When asked about the Ahmednagar parliamentary seat during a media interplay at Akluj in Solapur, Pawar reportedly mentioned that they have been in a position to surrender the seat for the Congress.

As his remark started doing the rounds, Sujay told NewsTread that he “shall reside as much as the consider and self belief that the NCP leader has proven in us. Taking forward this self belief, I assure that both events will grow bigger in the constituency and the consequences would be certain”.

A neuro surgeon through occupation, Sujay mentioned that he would not let anybody down with this opportunity coming his method. In December closing yr, he had mentioned he would contest the election from Ahmednagar, even though the Congress celebration does not nominate him from there.

Ahmednagar and 6 to seven other seats had been a bone of rivalry between the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress, that have made up our minds to form an alliance for the approaching Lok Sabha polls. The NCP has been contesting the Ahmednagar Lok Sabha seat since 1999.

The NCP itself is in troubled waters in Ahmednagar. Earlier this yr, the NCP had expelled all its 18 newly-elected representatives in the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC) for balloting for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the mayoral elections. The celebration also got rid of NCP Ahmednagar town unit president Manikrao Vidhate for “anti-party” activities.

Despite having most effective 14 seats in the corporation, BJP nominee for mayor’s publish Babasaheb Wakale and the saffron celebration’s candidate for the publish of deputy mayor Malan Dhone won the elections with the backing of the now-expelled NCP corporators. Shiv Sena, which had emerged because the single-largest celebration in the civic polls with 24 seats, was left in the lurch.

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