Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan campaigned for his own elections among natives of Karad South living in Navi Mumbai. Archana Tripathi caught up with the Chief Minister for an exclusive interview.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be contesting his first Assembly election from Karad South constituency. Karad South is considered a “safe seat” since a Congressman MLA Vilasrao Patil-Undalkar has been elected from the constituency for 35 years. The Chief Minister arrived in Navi Mumbai to campaign for his own elections among natives of Karad South living in Navi Mumbai.
Speaking to NMTV in an exclusive interview, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan shared his plans to contest from Karad South. While Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is preparing to contest his first Assembly election from Karad South constituency, seven-time local Congress MLA Vilasrao Patil-Undalkar seems to be in no mood to withdraw from the race. The 76-year-old sitting MLA has been vigorously campaigning in the constituency, going from village to village and collecting donations from the people. He had also campaigned in Navi Mumbai a while back. The chief minister’s close associates are reportedly making efforts to convince Undalkar to opt out of the race this time as the party has given him the honour for seven times. However, Undalkar seems to be in no mood to withdraw. When posed a question on Undalkar, the Chief Minister refused to speak on him.
Undalkar won the Assembly seat in 2009 by a margin of 16,000 votes. He has served twice as minister in the state, once in the Sudhakar Rao Naik government and then in the Vilasrao Deshmukh government. And so the election of Karad South will be a keenly watched contest. Bureau report – NMTV News.