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Shiv Sena's Ramesh Prabhu files nominations as independent
September 20, 2004 19:31 IST
Former Shiv Sena legislator Ramesh Prabhu on Monday filed his nomination papers for the October 13 Maharashtra assembly polls as an independent candidate from Vile Parle constituency.
"I took the decision to fight the election as an independent as there was no offer from Shiv Sena," Prabhu, the mayor of the city in 1987, told PTI.
Shiv Sena's Vinayak Raut represented the seat in the outgoing assembly and the party has renominated him as its candidate.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who had delivered 'religious' speeches while campaigning for Prabhu, was also debarred from exercising his franchise for the same period.Prabhu had won the Vile Parle seat in a by-election in 1987-88 and retained the seat in 1990.
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