The Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA), which had lost its election symbol of 'whistle' to a newly-formed outfit, made a last-ditch effort to get it back on Friday, but could not succeed in its endeavour.
After his withdrawal, the BVA sensed an opportunity of getting back its whistle symbol, on which it had earlier contested elections.
Disappointed by the decision, the BVA, which has been allotted 'auto-rickshaw' symbol earlier, fears that it may lose its assured votes as most of the voters know the party by 'whistle' symbol.
Although the main contest in Palghar is between Jadhav and Gavit, total dozen candidates are in the fray for the seat.
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