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Maha Council: Eleven members to retire in December

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Mumbai : Legislative Council bid farewell to 11 MLCs who are due to retire on December 5 later this year, including BJP’s minister of state home (urban), Ranjit Patil.

Among the MLC members, who were given a farewell yesterday, a maximum of five members are of NCP, two of Congress, two of BJP and two Independents (BJP supported).

The constituency wise breakup includes – six local authorities, three teachers and two graduates constituencies.

The five NCP members who will be retiring from the house in December include – Vikram Kale (Aurangabad Teachers), Prabhakar Gharge (Sangli-Satara), Rajendra Jain (Bhandara- Gondia local authorities), Sandeep Bajoriya (Yavatmal) and Anil Bhosale (Pune local authorities).

The other retiring members are – Congress – Dr Sudhir Tambe (Nashik Graduates) and Amarnath Rajurkar (Nanded local authorities); BJP – Ranjit Patil (Amravati Graduates) and Gurumukh Das Jagwani (Jalgaon local authorities) and two Independents supporting the BJP are – Nago Ganar (Nagpur teachers) and Ramnath Mote (Konkan teachers).

It now remains to be seen whether the BJP renominates Ranjit Patil for the election to Amravati division Graduates constituency.

The candidature of former Revenue minister Eknath Khadse’s staunch supporter Gurumukh Das Jagwani is also under cloud, as he had recently obtained details of the ostensible phone calls allegedly made by underworld fugitive Dawood Ibrahim’s phone in Karachi to Khadse’s number.

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