NCP MLA’s wife to contest Changad bypoll
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The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday decided to field Sandhya Kupekar, wife of the late MLA Babasaheb Kupekar, from Changad Assembly seat in Kolhapur.
The bypoll will be held on February 24. State NCP chief Madhukar Picchad said, "The parliamentary board of the party has decided to field Sandhya Kupekar."
The party was in a dilemma as family members were insisting on fielding Sangram, the nephew of late Kupekar. But the local party leaders favoured Sandhya.
The NCP has conveyed its decision to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
However, the party has made it clear that Sandhya's term will last only till 2014. Sources indicated that Sangram who is young and dynamic could be considered for the 2014 assembly elections from the seat.
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