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Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 Politics

Former Maha CM Prithviraj Chavan denies rumours of contesting from Satara

Mr. Chavan, who is an MLA from the Vital South Karad Assembly constituency the senior Congressman is unperturbed and confident that he still retains a loyal base in his constituency.

 

Mumbai | Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said reports of him contesting against NCP turned BJP leader Udayanraje Bhosale in the Lok Sabha bypoll for the latter’s Satara seat were rumours.

Bhosale resigned from the Lok sabha and joined the BJP on Saturday in the presence of party Chief Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

“Nobody has asked me to contest the Lok Sabha bypoll. I am interested in contesting Assembly elections”, said Chavan.

When asked what is his opinion in the case of Congress asked him to contest from Satara Lok sabha bypolls, he refused to delve into the issue by stating there is no point in talking about ifs and buts.

Mr. Chavan, who is an MLA from the Vital South Karad Assembly constituency the senior Congressman is unperturbed and confident that he still retains a loyal base in his constituency.

He, however, expressed confidence that the Congress-NCP alliance would retain Satara in the bypolls.

On Bhosale switching sides, the former CM said people could not be taken for granted.

Chavan said, “There was a possibility that mathadi (headloads) workers union leader Narendra Patil might be fielded by the NCP against Bhosale”.

Patil had contested the 2019 Lok sabha elections against Shiv Sena ticket and was beaten by a margin of 1.26 lakh votes.

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