Ailing Pune BJP MP Girish Bapat passes away at 72; condolences pour in for grassroots leader
Bapat who had served as MLA five times from Kasba Peth constituency was admitted to the ICU of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and was on life support.
How did BJP lose its five-time Pune bastion Kasba Peth?
The BJP was in power in the Kasba Peth constituency for 28 years. Girish Bapat, the current BJP MP from Pune, represented the seat five times till 2019.
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Congress pulls the major victory in Kasba Peth by-elections, while BJP retains its Chinchwad seat.
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Congress candidate Ravindra Dhangekar defeated the saffron party nominee Hemant Rasane in the bypoll.
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