Congress nominee Vishwajeet Kadam's election from Palus Kadegaon Assembly seat in the bypoll scheduled for May 28 became a formality today after all the other candidates in the fray withdrew their nominations.
Vijay Deshmukh, subdivisional officer, Sangli district, who is also the Returning Officer for the bypoll, confirmed the development.
"All the candidates, including BJPs Sangramsinh Deshmukh, today withdrew their nominations. Now the Congress' Vishwajeet Kadam is the only candidate in the fray," he said.
The official added that an announcement of Kadam being elected from the constituency would be taken after consulting authorities.
"It is just a technical matter now," he said.
The winner of the bypoll will hold the office for just over a year, as the term of the current Assembly ends in October 2019.
The Congress' Kadam had unsuccessfully contested from the Pune Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 elections.
He inherits a strong legacy from his father in the form of control over a Sangli-based cooperative sugar mill, several dairies, educational institutes and cooperative societies in the western Maharashtra district.
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