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Bhandara-Gondia LS bypoll: NCP candidate weak, says Ambedkar

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

today said that the NCP-had fielded a weak candidate for the Bhandara-Lok Sabha bypoll scheduled for May 28.

The bypoll was necessitated by the resignation of BJP MP who then quit the party as well and joined the

Addressing a press conference, Ambedkar alleged that the Congress-did not field Patole, a strong candidate, as several and leaders were facing inquiries.

He claimed that a weak candidate was chosen to give the BJP a cakewalk.

"is a strong leader who stood up to PM Narendra Modi. He would have been a giant killer if he had contested the elections," he said.

Ambedkar said that his party had fielded tribal leader L K Madavi for the bypoll in order to give the BJP a tough fight.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 23:05 IST