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MANIKRAO THAKRE TO BE CONGRESS CANDIDATE IN COUNCIL BY POLL

manik-rao-Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Manikrao Thakre filed his nominations for a MLC seat that fell vacant due to Govindrao Adik shifting loyalties to NCP. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Manikrao Thakre filed his nominations for the by poll of the state legislative council. The seat fell vacant as the then sitting Congress MLC Govindrao Adik resigned from the house and joined NCP. There were a few claimants for the seat, however, Manikrao Thakre surpassed others as he is the party president. Being the MPCC president, he cannot contest the assembly elections due in October as per the party norms. So, the party high command has decided to send him to council, highly placed sources in Congress told. The voting for the by-election will be held on June 20, if necessary. Manikrao Thakre filed his nominations in the presence of Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and others.

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