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    Published On : Sat, Mar 8th, 2014
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Congress fields Vilas Muttemwar for Nagpur LS seat again, exciting contest on the cards

    The seven-time Member of Parliament, Muttemwar’s name figures in the first list of 194 Congress candidates announced in Delhi on Saturday.

    Vilas Muttemwar

    Vilas Muttemwar

    Nagpur News: The curious wait of citizens over the probable Congress candidate for Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency got over on Saturday (March 8) when the party High Command announced name of present MP Vilas Muttemwar for Nagpur seat. The seven-time Member of Parliament, Muttemwar’s name figures in the first list of 194 Congress candidates announced in Delhi on Saturday.

    With the veteran warrior of Congress Muttemwar in the field again, the contest for Nagpur Lok Sabha will be a cliff-hanger with triangular fight on the cards. BJP has already announced name of senior party leader Nitin Gadkari for Nagpur seat and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded its firebrand leader Anjali Damania.

    Traditionally, Nagpur seat has been a Congress fortress and this time also, Vilas Muttemwar is likely to enter the Lok Sabha for record 8th time. Of course, the contest will be electrifying, no doubt about it.

    Born on March 22, 1949, Vilas Muttemwar is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha. He was Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.  This is his 7th term and had been elected to 7th, 8th, 10th 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha.

    Vilas Muttemwar is considered as pioneer of the MIHAN Project in Nagpur. He has been constantly following up the project. Former Chief Minister ofMaharashtra, the late Vilasrao Deshmukh had acknowledged, by saying Vilas Muttemwar has written almost 5000 letters to the Civil Aviation Ministry, Government of Maharashtra and the Prime Minister’s Office.

    After positive action in December 2009, on part of the Central Government regarding Telangana State in Andhra Pradesh, Vilas Muttemwar is now leading the statehood movement for a separateVidarbha state.

    Similarly, Congress has announced the candidature of Mukul Wasnik for Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency. It will be second time the present MP will contest from Ramtek.


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