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Kadam now lone candidate for Palus-Kadegaon Assembly bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Sangli/ Mumbai 

nominee Vishwajeet Kadam's election from 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 for the bypoll, confirmed the development.

"All the candidates, including BJPs Sangramsinh Deshmukh, today withdrew their nominations. Now the Congress' is the only candidate in the fray," he said.

The 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 bypoll, scheduled on May 28, was necessitated because of the death of sitting MLA and former

The BJP had earlier finalised the candidature of Sangramsinh Deshmukh, of and of Cooperative Bank, for the bypoll.

On the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers today, told reporters at Kadepur taluka in Sangli that the BJP will not contest the bypoll.

The had last week announced its support for the nominee.

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 district.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 23:40 IST