A day after he severed his 34-year-old affiliation with BJP, Ravindra Bhoyar, a former RSS volunteer and sitting corporator from Nagpur, filed his nomination papers at the moment because the Congress nominee from the native constituency for the upcoming polls to Maharashtra Legislative Council.
Mr Bhoyar will face off in opposition to BJP nominee and former minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
Mr Bhoyar’s candidature for the upcoming polls was introduced by Congress late final evening.
The four-time corporator had been related to BJP for the final 34 years. He had served as Deputy Mayor of Nagpur in 1997. His father Prabhakarrao Bhoyar had served as an RSS pracharak from 1949 to 1956 and was jailed in the course of the Emergency. The Bhoyar senior had held numerous positions within the RSS, headquartered in Nagpur.
Ravindra Bhoyar had stated senior leaders like him had been sidelined in BJP for the previous couple of years. He stated he was remoted by BJP management, which compelled him to stop.
Mr Bhoyar had stated his household has been related to the Sangh for greater than 70 years. “But I am quitting BJP with a heavy heart for my self-respect. I will remain with Congress till the end,” he stated.
The biennial election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council will likely be held on December 10 from 5 native authorities’ constituencies for six seats as a result of retirement of sitting members.
The counting of votes will likely be taken up on December 14.
The six seats are falling vacant from Mumbai (two seats), and one seat every from Kolhapur, Dhule-cum-Nandurbar, Akola-cum-Buldhana-cum Washim, and Nagpur.