Will Suresh Kalmadi make a comeback in Politics Lok Sabha elections 2019
Updated:  Oct 31, 2018, 01:00 PM
The Congress party appears to try every strategy in order to come back in power by winning Lok Sabha elections 2019. We have seen how Congress is trying every move to make a grand alliance a reality. Now there are possibilities that Congress will withdraw the suspension of former Union Minister and Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi as he is considered a strong contender for the Pune Lok Sabha seat.
"Kalmadi is a powerful Congress leader whose popularity cuts across party lines. Since there is a demand from a section of the party to bring him back, the Congress may withdraw his Suspension," said Sonal Patel, AICC Secretary In Charge for West Maharashtra.
Asked about wheater Kalmadi might be fielded from the Pune In Lok Sabha polls 2019? Patel replied, "Why not? He is one of our probable candidates for the Pune Lok Sabha seat." She added that there were several local party leaders who are aspiring to contest from the seat.
After the arrest of Kalmadi by CBI in connection with irregularities in the Common Wealth Games project, in 2011, Congress suspended him. Since then, Kalmadi who is considered responsible for the growth of Congress in the Pune city has kept away from the city politics. Asked about NCP's demand of contesting from Pune, Patel said there was unity among Congress leader that only a Congress candidate will contest from Pune seat.
She denounces the possibility of Congress and Shiv Sena alliance and said, "The Pune seat traditionally belongs to the Congress. The Congress has an emotional attachment with the seat. Besides, if the seat is handed to the NCP, the Congress will have no presence in Pune district as all the other seats are contested by the NCP."
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