LokSabha 2019: Bapat and Kul file nominations; Joshi ready for Cong campaign

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 3 April 2019

The BJP candidate from Pune for Lok Sabha, Girish Bapat, and Baramati candidate of Rashtriya Samaj Party (RSP), Kanchan Kul, filed their nomination forms on Tuesday. 

Pune: The BJP candidate from Pune for Lok Sabha, Girish Bapat, and Baramati candidate of Rashtriya Samaj Party (RSP), Kanchan Kul, filed their nomination forms on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, the Congress declared Mohan Joshi as their candidate late on Monday night. He will file his nomination on Wednesday. Bapat and BJP’s coalition party RSP candidate Kul filed nominations with District Collector Naval Kishore Ram. 

Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe, RSP’s Mahadev Jankar, Minister for State Dilip Kamble, BJP City President Yogesh Gogawale, RPI City President Ashok Kamble, MP Anil Shirole, MP Sanjay Kakade and other leaders were present. 

The procession started from Kasba Ganpati and ended at Narpatgiri Chowk via Phadke Chowk, Daruwala Bridge with BJP and alliance party members sporting the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ caps. An arrangement of drinking water was made for all. 

At Narpatgiri Chowk, all leaders addressed a rally. Bapat said, “Workers are the backbone of the BJP, a party that does not have a family dynasty. The BJP has done a lot of development work in the last five years. From the last 25 years, I am working for people. Now, I have got a chance for Lok Sabha. So, we have to reach each and every person to tell them about our development work. A lethargic approach will not be accepted.”

Kul expressed confidence of winning the Baramati seat, and said, “People are supporting BJP-Shiv Sena coalition. Party workers are working hard.”

Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil appealed to party workers to ensure that BJP wins 10 seats in western Maharashtra including Pune and Baramati. “We have to win Pune city with a record margin in the country,” he said.

Congress-NCP file nomination today 
The Congress party has declared Mohan Joshi as the candidate of Pune Lok Sabha seat. 

On Tuesday, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) conducted a joint meeting at Congress Bhavan and appealed to the workers to work hard for winning Baramati, Pune, Maval and Shirur Lok Sabha seats. 

In the meeting, NCP leader Ajit Pawar and Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil announced that nomination for Baramati and Pune will be filed on Wednesday. Both parties will address a rally at 9.30 am in Narpatgiri Chowk. 
 

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