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Chavan’s victory a warning bell for BJP

DNMUM398586 | 10/13/2017 | Author : Sudhir Suryawanshi | WC :375 | Politics & Governance

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Mumbai: In 2014, the BJP came to power, promising to fight corruption. However, it had to watch former Congress chief minister Ashok Chavan, who had to relinquish his post following graft allegations in Adarsh scam, make a clean sweep in Nanded Lok Sabha seat.
In 2017, Chavan made history, winning 69 of the 81 seats in city’s municipal corporation.
His performance becomes even more impressive as the BJP won other bypolls — Bhandup, Pune, Kolhapur and Nagpur — in the state comfortably.
Chavan attributes his win to BJP’s attempt at maligning him. “I have done good work here and people responded positively. Our margin of victory speaks a lot,” he said.
Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said the Congress party succe
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