Pune: Messages of congratulations is pouring for Ashwini Jagtap who emerged victorious in the bypolls held for Chinchwad Assembly constituency.
The widow of politician Lakshman Jagtap from the constituency, Ashwini was pitted against NCP's Vitthal Kate and independent Rahul Kalate.
The byelections, necessitated due to the death of incumbent BJP MLAs Mukta Tilak (Kasba) and Laxman Jagtap (Chinchwad), were held on February 26, registering an average voter turnout of 50 per cent.
The polls pitted the BJP and Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena against the MVA alliance of the Congress, Nationalist NCP and Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray).
In the Kasba constiutency, located in the old area of Pune city, the MVA is backing Congress candidate Dhangekar.
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