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Maha polls: Dhiraj Deshmukh seeks Cong ticket from Latur rural


Press Trust of India Mumbai
Dhiraj Deshmukh, the youngest son of late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, has sought ticket from the Congress to contest the upcoming Assembly polls from Latur rural constituency.
He appeared before the party observers for an interview at the Congress office in Latur on Tuesday.
"As per the laid down procedure of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), I appeared before the party observers and sought candidature for Latur rural assembly constituency," he tweeted.
Currently, Dhiraj is a member of the Latur Zilla Parishad.
Dhiraj's eldest brother Amit is a three-time MLA from Latur city constituency.
When contacted, Dhiraj told PTI that the party had sought expression of interest for candidature to contest the assembly polls, so he decided to appear for the interview as a party worker.
"Decision on giving me the candidature will be with the party leadership. In 2014, my name was considered, but the party decided to give ticket to Trimbakrao Bhise, who won the election," he said.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 6:30 PM IST

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