LokSabha 2019: Lande, Bandal supporters back NCP’s Kolhe

Camil Parkhe
Saturday, 23 March 2019

Both Lande and Bandal were aspirants for the party’s nomination for the Parliamentary seat and their supporters had initially expressed their resentment over Kolhe’s candidature, who recently quit Shiv Sena to join the NCP.

PIMPRI: Supporters of former MLA Vilas Lande and Mangaldas Bandal, who were unhappy with denial of candidature to their leaders, have now assured that they will support NCP’s candidate actor Dr Amol Kolhe in Shirur Lok Sabha constituency.

Both Lande and Bandal were aspirants for the party’s nomination for the Parliamentary seat and their supporters had initially expressed their resentment over Kolhe’s candidature, who recently quit Shiv Sena to join the NCP. Lande, a former mayor and former legislator from Bhosari Assembly constituency, had extended his full support to the party’s candidates in Shirur and Maval seats at the launch of the NCP poll campaign here on March 17.

Meanwhile, a Coordination Committee of the BJP-Shiv Sena leaders held in Shirur has decided to rally behind Shiv Sena’s sitting MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil in Shirur Lok Sabha seat.

The meeting was attended by Adhalrao Patil and MLA Baburao Pacharne and office-bearers of the two alliance parties. 

Adhalrao, who has been elected forthree consecutive terms, was nominated Shiv Sena candidate for the seat for the fourth time on Friday.

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