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Maharashtra: Big blow to BJP before by-elections, former state vice president, former MLA join Congress

In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party, its Maharashtra unit’s former vice-president Bhaskarrao Patil-Khatgaonkar and former MLA Omprakash A. Pokarn joined the Congress on Sunday. The event is anticipated to spice up the prospects of the Congress within the district in view of the essential Deglur meeting by-poll to be held on October 30.

Patil-Khatgaonkar and Pokarna made this announcement at a joint press convention right here as we speak (Sunday) afternoon within the presence of Nanded Congress chief and Public Works Minister Ashok Chavan.

Patil-Khatgaonkar, three-time MP and MLA and two-time minister of state, former occasion veteran and Union minister, late S.B. Chavan’s son-in-law and Ashok is Chavan’s brother-in-law.
Pokarn, a former Nanded mayor and MLA, had joined the BJP in 2014, however has determined to return to the Congress alongside along with his mentor Patil-Khatgaonkar.

In Deglur, the Congress has nominated Jitesh Antapur, son of late MLA Raosaheb Antapurkar, who died because of COVID-19 in April, and the BJP has fielded former Shiv Sena MLA Subhash Sabne, who lately joined the Congress. have been concerned. Other than Patil-Khatgaonkar and Pokarna, Ashok Chavan and different leaders additionally welcomed many different office-bearers and staff.


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