Kolhapur UNI | 4 months ago

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidates Kallappa Awade and Dhananjay Mahadik from Hatkanangale and Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituencies respectively with its dominance on cooperative institutions and sugar factories in Sugar and Gur belt district in Western Maharashtra Hatkanangale and Kolhapur will go for Lok Sabha polls on April 17.

In Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency even Congress and NCP's dominance on majority co-operative institutions, opposition parties including Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana(SSS), Shiv Sena, BJP front also hold on some Tehsils and won the seats of Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti and Municipal Councils.

Even if its opposition parties hold on some Tehsils, Congress front's two candidates were doing extremely hard work for success in coming Lok Sabha election.

Out of ten cooperative sugar factories, six belonged to Congress and NCP leader, one each to Jansurajya Party led by MLA Vinay Kore and Vaibhav Naikwadi (Hutatma Sugar factory), while two sugar factory Panchanganga and Udaysinghrao Gaikwad sugar factory which were not on lease, also dominated by Congress party.

With two Assembly constituency from neighbouring Sangli district, in six Assembly segments only two MLAs belonged to Mahayuti, while remaining were Congress,NCP and Jansuraya party. Out of total six Municipal Council, except Panhala Municipal Council, which ruling Mr Kore's Jansurajya party, all were captured by Congress and NCP. Mr Kore already announced his party's support to Mr Awade. On this ground Mr Awade and its Congress and alliance NCP party were trying its hard in campaign for success in this election.

In Kolhapur constituency's six Assembly segments, there is dominance of both Congress and NCP on Zilla Parishad and

Panchayat Samiti, which is enough to break Mahayuti's votes.

In ZP, Congress is ruling in alliance with SSS led by Raju Shetty putting out NCP, but in Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) both Congress jointly ruled.

Kolhapur Zilla Dudh Utpadak Sangh, renowned by 'Gokul Dudh', which is ruled by Congress party, out of total 16 Director, 13 directors belonged to Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency, in which one belonged to Minister of State for Home Satej Patil, while 12 directors belonged to Congress MLC Mahadevrao mahadik and Congress District President P N Patil group.

Mr Patil setting aside this severe political difference with Mr Mahadik, was taking an active part in the campaign. He gave strict instructions to his supporters to take part in the campaign for Mr Mahadik and with this support there eased some difficulties of Mr Mahadik in Kolhapur constituency.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)