NCP-Sena face-off in Legislative Council by-polls
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Last Updated: Monday, February 14, 2011, 18:30
Mumbai: It will be a face-off between the Shiv Sena and the NCP during the Legislative Council by-elections for two seats slated for February 21 and 28.

The by-election was necessitated due to the resignation of former Sena MLC Kiran Pawaskar, who joined the NCP, while the Nashik local bodies seat fell vacant due to the death of sitting MLC Vasant Pawar of the NCP.

NCP has nominated Pawaskar for the Legislative Council seat to be filled in from the MLA quota. Shiv Sena has fielded Rahul Narvekar for the February 21 by-poll.

In Nashik, NCP's Jayant Jadhav will face Sena's Nivrutti Jadhav on February 28.

Today was the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers.

NCP has said both its candidates have the support of the Congress, its coalition partner in the government.

In the House of 288 MLAs, Congress has 82 and NCP 62, while the Sena has 45 and its coalition partner BJP 46.

For the MLA quota, the winning candidate will require 145 votes to win.


First Published: Monday, February 14, 2011, 18:30

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