Right from BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, who is likely to contest next Lok Sabha polls from Nagpur, AICC general secretary and incumbent city MP Vilas Muttemwar, state social justice and guardian minister of Nagpur district Shivajirao Moghe, Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti and former MP Banwarilal Purohit (BJP) shared the dais during a condolence meeting held here yesterday.
Also former MP Jogendra Kawade (PRP), former minister Anees Ahmad, MLAs Dinanath Padole, Raosaheb Shekhawat (both Cong), Davendra Phadanvis (BJP), city mayor Anil Sole and former deputy mayor Shekhar Sawarbandhe (Shiv Sena) were present, along with leaders from NCP and MNS.
City Congress committee had organised the meeting where the speakers recalled Deshmukh's contribution towards developing Nagpur as his dream city.
Nagpur: In a rare show of unity, political leaders cutting across party lines gathered here to condole the demise of Union Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.
First Published: Monday, August 20, 2012, 15:07