Kalaben Delkar, wife of late Independent Lok Sabha MP from Dadra Nagar Haveli Mohan Delkar, has decided to contest by-elections in the Union Territory, putting an end to speculation. Shiv Sena Ticket.
The October 30 by-election had to be held after seven-time MP Mohan Delkar allegedly committed suicide in a Mumbai hotel in February this year.
On Thursday, 50-year-old Kalaben and son Abhinav joined the Shiv Sena along with their supporters at their official residence Varsha in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “Kalaben Delkar will be Shiv Sena’s candidate for the upcoming Dadra Nagar Haveli by-election.”
last month, Naveen Bharat told that the family was contacted by BJPNCP and Shiv Sena before the by-election. After a meeting of Delkar family members and supporters on Thursday, it was decided that Kalaben would contest the election and not Abhinav.
Family spokesperson Pankaj Sharma said, “Kalaben Delkar has joined Shiv Sena today and will contest the DNH bypoll. Will lead the innovative team for the campaign and other activities.
in between, Bharatiya Janata Party The (BJP) has fielded Mahesh Gavit (44), a former sub-inspector of police of the Indian Reserve Battalion, from this seat. Two-time MP Natubhai Patel was also in the race for candidature. Friday is the last date for filing nominations.
Noting that the party has entrusted him with a huge responsibility, Gavit said, “I will work hard and succeed by winning the seat for the BJP.”
“I wanted to make a career in politics but due to family responsibilities, I joined the police service in 1999 and worked for 14 years. I had resigned in 2014 to pursue my dreams in politics.
Gavit, who worked with Mohan Delkar, said, “With his support, I got a chance to contest from Kavach seat in the DNH district panchayat election and got elected in 2015. I was made Vice-President- President of DNH Zilla Panchayat and completed the tenure successfully till 2020. I had differences with Mohan Delkar and left the party and joined BJP in 2020.
Delkar was found hanging in a private hotel in Mumbai on February 22. Based on the note left by Delkar on March 9 and after Abhinav’s statement was recorded, a case was registered against BJP leader Praful Patel, District Magistrate (DM). Sandeep Singh, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sharad Darade, Deputy DM Apoorva Sharma, Sub-Divisional Officer Manasvi Jain, Police Inspector Manoj Patel, DNH Law Secretary Rohit Yadav, BJP leader Fatehsinh Chauhan and a person named Dilip Patel (Talathi) in Marine Drive Police. station in Mumbai. Mumbai Police is investigating the matter.
Last week, on the instructions of the Election Commission, the DNH administration transferred Collector Sandeep Singh to the Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi and DNH Resident Deputy Collector cum Sub-Divisional Magistrate Apoorva Sharma to the post of Deputy Collector (Headquarters), Daman. Both of them are among the accused in the case.
After Delkar’s death, Abhinav launched a campaign across DNH to remove administrator Praful Patel, who is the main accused in the FIR.