The Congress on Friday announced that it has decided to field Mahesh Kumar Balubhai Dhodi as its candidate for the Dadra and Nagar Haveli parliamentary constituency in the upcoming by-elections.
An official statement from the party said, “Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the candidature of Mahesh Kumar Balubhai Dhodi as the party candidate to contest the upcoming Bye-election to the Lok Sabha from Dadra and Nagar Haveli Parliamentary Constituency.”
The Dadra and Nagar Haveli parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of Independent MP Mohan Delkar earlier this year.
Shiv Sena has declared Kalaben Delkar, wife of late MP Mohan Delkar as its candidate for the by-election to this seat.
BJP has made Mahesh Gavit its candidate for the upcoming by-election.
The by-elections to three parliamentary and 30 assembly constituencies in different states will be held on October 30 and the counting of votes will take place on November 2.
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