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Congress loses Maharashtra's Latur citadel to BJP in civic polls

Latur debacle reflects poorly on the leadership potential of Amit Deshmukh

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Continuing its winning streak in Maharashtra, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday won Latur and Chandrapur municipal corporations, out of three civic bodies that went to polls on April 19. Defeat in Latur came as a major embarrassment for the Congress as the district has traditionally been the bastion of the party stalwart and former chief minister (late) Vilasrao Deshmukh. The results of the elections held for the three municipal corporations were declared today. The consolation for the Congress was the Parbhani municipal corporation, where the party improved its ...

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