MCA polls: Gopinath Munde's fate to be decided today

Oct 16, 2013, 01:03 IST | Harit N Joshi

The senior Bhartiya Janata Party leader yesterday appealed against his disqualification from the polls. Munde’s nomination was rejected on the grounds that he is not a permanent resident of Mumbai.

Gopinath Munde
Gopinath Munde

His lawyer put forward their appeal to MCA president Ravi Savant. “The hearing on this matter is scheduled for 3 pm tomorrow,” confirmed Dr PV Shetty, joint secretary of MCA.

As per records, Munde is a permanent resident of Beed. However, he had claimed to MiD DAY in an interview on Monday that he has enough proof to indicate he is a resident of Mumbai. If Munde’s nomination stays rejected, Sharad Pawar, who headed the MCA from 2001 to 2011, will be elected unopposed. 

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