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25 candidates in fray for two LS bypolls in Maha

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

As many as 25 candidates are in the fray for the by-elections to Bhandara-and constituencies in to be held on May 28.

While 18 candidates are locked in a battle for the Bhandara-seat, seven others will try their luck for

The by-elections were necessitated due to the resignation of sitting in Bhandara- and death of sitting of

The has decided to tie up with the NCP in the bypolls. While the NCP will contest the Bhandara-Gondia seat, the will fight the Palghar seat.

While the BJP has poached Rajendra Gavit and fielded him as its candidate in Palghar, the Shiv Sena has inducted Srinivas Wanga, Chintaman Wanga's son, into the party and fielded him as its

In Bhandara-Gondia, the main fight is between Hemant Patle of the BJP and Madhukar Kukde of the NCP. There are eight independents and one candidate each from Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, Bahujan Republican Socialist Party, Baliraja Party, Bahujan Mukti Party, Akhil Bharatiya Manavta Paksh, Ambedkarite Party of India, and

Palghar will see a five-cornered fight with BJP's Rajendra Gavit, Shiv Sena's Srinivas Wanga, Congress' Damodar Shingda, Baliram Jadhav of Bahujan and Kiran Gahla of the CPM in the fray. There is one independent candidate and another one of

For the Palus Kadegaon assembly bypoll, Vishwajit Kadam is the lone candidate in fray after BJP withdrew its The by-election was necessitated due to the death of senior Congress and his father

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 14:55 IST