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BJP-NCP share honours in Jalgaon-Erandol byelections

india Updated: Apr 12, 2007 17:08 IST
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The BJP and NCP managed to share honours in the Jalgaon-Erandol by-elections with the BJP managing to retain its Jalgaon parliamentary
seat while the NCP, faced with infighting, managed to wrest the Erandol seat.

The NCP`s candidate in Erandol, Vasantrao More defeated BJP's B S Patil by 52,209 votes. More polled 2,41,707 votes, while Patil got
1,98,498.

Erandol was an acid test for the NCP as its candidate faced stiff opposition from the party's own sitting MLA Sureshdada Jain who
also keen to fight the parliamentary election but was denied a ticket by the party.

More's victory is likely to hasten the Kahndesh strongman's entry into the Congress party.

Meanwhile in Jalgaon BJP's Haribhau Jawale defeated Congress candidate Arjun Bhangale by 25,717 votes. Jawale polled 2,27,619 votes
against 2,01,902 by Bhangale.

The byelections which were held on April 9 were necessitated after BJP's sitting MPs Y G Mahajan and M K Anna Patil were disqualified from their membership after a sting operation revealed them taking
money in exchange of asking questions in the Lok Sabha.