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Cong candidate contesting Sangli civic polls dies

A Congress candidate contesting the Sangli Miraj Kupwad Municipal Corporation died on Sunday morning, police said.

Updated: Jul 07, 2013, 12:09 PM IST

Sangli: A Congress candidate contesting the Sangli Miraj Kupwad Municipal Corporation died on Sunday morning, police said.

Shamrao Mulake (54), a candidate for the civic elections being held today from ward no. 22, was admitted to a private hospital on Friday as he was suffering from diabetes and kidney problems, hospital sources said.
Because of his demise, the election at the ward has been postponed, an election officer said.

Meanwhile, Miraj police last evening booked the father of NCP candidate Juber Ibrahim Chaudhary for allegedly violating the model code of conduct for elections as he was found distributing cash among voters.
Sangli Miraj Kupwad Municipal Corporation commissioner and election officer Sanjay Degaonkar confirmed that a case has been filed against Chaudhary`s father Ibrahim Malik Chaudhary.

PTI