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Congress Wins Key Election In Maharashtra’s Kasba Peth



Congress’s Ravindra Dhangekar won the by-elections in Maharashtra’s Kasba Peth today, beating BJP candidate Hemant Rasane by over 12,000 votes. Counting is also underway for another seat in Maharashtra’s Pune district.

Even though the election commission is yet to put out the final result, Congress leader Nana Patole announced that their candidate in Kasba Peth has won. Congress workers gathered outside the counting centre to celebrate the victory. 

The polls were held after the death of incumbent BJP MLAs Mukta Tilak (Kasba) and Laxman Jagtap (Chinchwad), were held on February 26, registering an average voter turnout of 50 per cent.

The polls pitted the BJP and Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena against the MVA alliance of the Congress, Nationalist NCP and Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray).

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