SENA FIELDS LATE BJP MP'S SON FOR PALGHAR BYPOLL

MUMBAI : Srinivas Wanga, son of the late Palghar MP Chintaman Wanga alongwith 8,000 Shiv Sena workers led by Palghar District Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde, Pratap Sarnaik, MLA, Ravindra Phatak, Rajan Vichare, Sena MP,  Dr Shrikant Shinde, MP from Kalyan, and  other Sena leaders,   filed his nomination for the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll to be held on 28 May, post the death of his father, Chintaman Wanga in January 2018.

The workers first assembled at the Hutatma Chowk in Palghar after paying homage to martyrs who died during the freedom sstruggle and marched to the Palghar Collectorate where the nomination was filed on Tuesday afternoon. Srinivas' mother Jayshri, brother Praful and other family members were also present during the nomination procession.

Meantime, Kiran Gahla of the CPI(M) will file the nomination on Wednesday, said Dr Ashok Dhawale, president, Kisan Sabha, the farmers' wing of the CPI(M). Gahla is a long time CPI(M) worker from Vikramgadh taluka and we will not take out any procession, like some other parties did, said Dr Dhawale. 

Rajendra Gavit, the newly inducted member from Congress to the BJP will file his nomination on 10 May, as well as the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi on the last day. In allprobability, Baliram Jadhav, ex BVA MP from Palghar will be fielded by the Hitendra Thakur led party.

The Congress will be likely to field Damu Shingda, former MP from Dahanu,and the nomination is to be filed on Wednesday, though there was no confirmation from the party.

VICHARE, SARNAIK STOPPED BY PALGHAR POLICE 

 While filing the nomination in the Collector's chamber, Rajan Vichare, MP and Pratap Sarnaik, MLA  enter the cabin, but Dr Prashant Narnaware, Collector said only five persons are permitted while filing nomination as per EC rules and told  Sr PI Kiran Kabadi, Palghar police to order the excess people from the cabin.. A wordy duel ensued, btween  Sarnaik and Vichare, but the police  maintained the rules and did not allow Vichare and Sarnaik to enter the cabin and were ordered to  leave the cabin, and a wordy duel ensued during which it was alleged that the cop had abused the two leaders. Later, an apology was sought from the police.

BJP PRADESH CHIEF'S SLIP OF THE TONGUE

At Talasari, while addressing BJP workers, Raosaheb Dhanwe, Pradesh Chief said "in the death of Vishnu Savra" though he was supposed to say "in the death of Chintaman Wanga". Atleast four times, the error was repeated, much to the bewilderment of the audience. Dhanwe even went ahead to say that it will make the BJP no difference when the son of "Savra" shift to the other party (i.e. Shiv Sena) when he actually meant Srinivas Wanga, son of the late Chintaman Wanga.