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It's all a family affair in Lok Sabha polls

india Updated: Mar 10, 2009 11:13 IST

The present generation of Gandhi-Nehru family is often accused of dynasty rule but going by the record, other parties have also fielded their kin for Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region.

Youth leader and Congress general secretary, Mukul Wasnik, Washim Shiv Sena MP Bhawana Gawali, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sudhakar Naik, Kamaltai Gavai, Chitlekha Bhosale are some of the prominent leaders whose blood relations had represented the same constituency earlier.

Wasnik stepped into the shoes of his father, veteran Congress leader Balkrishna Wasnik in 1984 from Buldana reserved constituency for the first time to emerge winner.

His father (Balkrishna) had the privilege of winning thrice from three different Lok Sabha Constituencies.

First time he got elected from Bhandara in 1957, securing, 2,27,884 votes. After the Constituency was reorganised he shifted to Gondia in 1962 to retain his Lok Sabha membership. That year he polled 1,14,985 votes.

Senior Wasnik's last election was in 1980 from Buldana reserved (Schedule Caste) when he mustered 1,75,800 votes to win.