Nagpur: NCP’s Anil Deshmukh avenged the defeat in 2014 Assembly elections by emerging winner in Katol constituency. Katol constituency was a stronghold of Anil Deshmukh, senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). In 2014, however, he lost to his nephew and BJP candidate Dr Ashish Deshmukh.
However, in 2018 Dr Deshmukh quit the party and joined Congress. Since then, BJP was scouting for candidate. In Charansingh Thakur, it got the candidate. BJP’s Thakur and NCP’s Anil Deshmukh were facing the contest this time.
In 2014, Thakur did not contest Assembly polls. Since his loss in 2014, Anil Deshmukh had kept in touch with the electorate and has been engaging in agitations in the constituency which turned the game in his side.