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Litmus test for Ashok Chavan in hometown polls

mumbai Updated: Sep 04, 2012 01:26 IST
HT Correspondent

Former chief minister Ashok Chavan who had to resign following his alleged involvement in the Adarsh scam will now have to fight it out in the civic polls in his hometown, Nanded and his party, the Congress, is leaving no stone unturned to support him.

Currently, Congress rules the 81-member Nanded civic corporation. The polls scheduled on October 14 will also offer Chavan an opportunity to lift his sagging position in the party.

The polls were announced Monday. Soon after that, State Congress in-charge Mohan Prakash and state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre decided to travel to Nanded to kick off the campaign on Tuesday.

Chavan and his supporters from Marathwada will share the dais with them. CM Prithviraj Chavan is expected to tour the city in October. HTC