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This is going to be my last election: says Shinde

Press Trust of India  |  Solapur 

Former Union Sushilkumar Shinde, who is the Congress' candidates from seat in Maharashtra, has said this would be his last election.

Shinde, 77, is pitted against Lingayat seer Jaisiddeshwar Swami of the BJP and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi's Prakash Ambedkar in Solapur, which will go to polls on Thursday.

"This is going to be my last election. I never said it publicly before, but am saying now, I am not going to contest any Assembly or election in future," he told reporters here as he wrapped up canvassing on Tuesday.

Shinde served as during the previous UPA government led by

He was the of from 2003 to 2004 and was the of between November 2004 and January 2006.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 15:36 IST