NCP fields R R Patil’s widow Suman Patil for Tasgaon by-polls

The BJP takes the decision not to field rival candidate as a tribute to late home minister R R Patil.

| Mumbai | Published: March 14, 2015 8:46:24 pm

The NCP has taken the decision to field late R R Patil’s wife Suman Patil from the Tasgaon (Kavate-Mahankal) assembly constituency for the by-elections scheduled this month. The by-elections in Tasgaon in Sangli district has been necessitated following the death of former home minister R R Patil recently.

Suman Patil a house wife always confined to her home and children staying away from public limelight. Although R R Patil’s younger brother Suresh Patil was also an aspirant, NCP took the decision field R R Patil’s widow in the upcoming elections.

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The BJP which is the opposition party has taken the decision not to field any candidate against Suman Patil. As a tribute to R R Patil, we would like to support the family member who will replace Patil in the assembly constituency, said BJP state party chief Raosaheb Danve.

Interestingly, Congress and Shiv Sena too has taken the decision not to field any candidate against Suman Patil.

However, Shiv Sena is expecting the same gesture from Congress-NCP in by-elections in Bandra (East). The Shiv Sena sitting MLA Bala Sawant died necessitating the by-polls. The Sena has not officially declared any candidate yet. However, Congress intends to field former minister and senior leader Narayan Rane against Sena’s official candidate.

Although in 2014 assembly elections Congress, NCP, Sena and BJP contested individually, sources in the BJP said, “ We are not keen on fielding the candidate against Sena. As earlier they did not take contest for the by-elections held at Mukhed where our sitting MLA Govind Rathod died shortly after the 2014 assembly elections . In the by-elections held later his son Tushar Rathod won the seat.”

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