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Forest minister’s son wins poll to become state youth Cong chief

mumbai Updated: Sep 21, 2011 01:04 IST
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Beating another political scion Satyajeet Tambe Patil by a huge margin, Vishwajeet Kadam, son of forest minister Patangrao Kadam, bagged the post of state youth Congress president.

The results of the polls held across the state over the weekend were announced in Aurangabad on Monday.

While nearly 58,000 members cast their votes, the first ten winners were declared as office-bearers. Kadam got 25,307 votes in his favour, whereas Tambe secured 14,414 votes.

Satyajeet, nephew of revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat and son of Congress legislator Sudhir Tambe Patil, both from western Maharashtra, will be the vice-president of the state youth Congress.

In a first, the party held elections for the post of office-bearers for the state youth Congress. Earlier, the party high command nominated office-bearers. The change in the process was suggested by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi. Last year, similar elections were held for Mumbai region.

“I am grateful to my party. I will try to live up to the expectations of Rahul Gandhi,” said Kadam.

Kunal Raut, son of minister of employment Nitin Raut, and Rahul Pugalia, son of Naresh Pugalia, former Member of Parliament from Chandrapur, were elected as general secretaries.