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Setback for Pankaja; Dhananjay's panel wins Parli APMC poll

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

In yet another setback for minister Pankaja Munde, a panel fielded by leader and her estranged cousin Dhananjay Munde today won the for Parli Agricultural Produce Market Committee.

Dhananjay is the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council.

His panel won 14 out of the 18 seats, for which 42 candidates were in the fray.

The Parli APMC was earlier controlled by Pankaja's father, the late stalwart for around three decades.

In the elections held in 2010, panel fielded by Pandit Anna Munde, Dhananjay's father and Gopinath Munde's elder brother, emerged winner.

Dhananjay, who was with the BJP, subsequently joined in 2012.

The win's in the Parli APMC polls comes against the backdrop of municipal council, zilla parishad and samiti polls, where the party decimated the in areas considered as strongholds of Pankaja, a senior leader in the state.

"The tried to use a lot of money power to win these polls," alleged Dhananjay.

"However, we had the strength of people which resulted in our victory," he said.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 22:42 IST