Minister of State for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh on Thursday demanded three seats in Nagpur city in the forthcoming Assembly elections. The strength of Congress and NCP runs on equal footing and the party leadership should not hesitate in fielding candidates in three constituencies in the city, said Deshmukh.
According to sources, a meeting for distribution of seats was held in NCP’s office in Mumbai. The meeting was attended by all the senior leaders and ministers. At present, NCP has two seats out of six in Nagpur District. The party has never lost in Katol constituency and Anil Deshmukh is representing the constituency since the past 20 years. The party candidate in Hingna segment has also emerged winner twice. Former minister Ramesh Bang had won the seat consecutively for two times. But NCP has no representation in Nagpur city and hence proving a hurdle in strengthening the party base. Therefore, NCP should be given three seats in Nagpur city, demanded Anil Deshmukh in the meeting.
Sources further said that the party has reportedly staked its claim on West Nagpur and South Nagpur seats but would be content with at least one seat.
Deshmukh woos youths, calls them spine of any party:
Minister of State for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday called the youths as spine of any political party. “Present era belongs to youths. With the efforts of youths, Maharashtra could be placed in the list of qualitative States and the young leaders could be flag-bearers in reaching the party’s people-oriented works to the doors of citizens in a befitting manner. This effort on the part of youths would benefit party’s candidates in the coming Assembly elections,” said the Minister. Deshmukh was addressing a programme where hundreds of youths joined NCP in the presence of party’s city youth wing President Vishal Khandekar.
Those who joined NCP include Rajesh Adhav, Abhilash Patil, Indrajit Samra and hundreds of other youths. The Minister welcomed them by offering party’s official “Dupatta” (Scarf). The programme was organized by NCP’s East Nagpur Unit President Bablu Parihar. Others who were present on the occasion include Shabbir Ahmed, Vidrohi, Atul Londhe, Anil Ahirkar, Vedprakash Arya, Duneshwar Pethe, Ramesh Phule, Mohan Khanchandani, Nutan Rewatkar, Shailendra Tiwari, and Prashant Bankar. Similarly, those who worked hard for success of the programme included Santosh Singh, Pitambar Gholpe, Amol Ramteke, Arun Sanan, Vikram Parihar, Nitesh Maske, Deepak Vanjari, Manish Sagar, Vivek Charlewar, Shyam Mokhi and others.