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Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Is Poll In-Charge Of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

New Delhi: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has been made the poll in-charge for the bypoll to Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha seat.

The by-election is slated to be held on October 30. It was necessitated following the death of independent MP Mohan Delkar. The seven-time MP was found hanging in a room in a hotel in Marine drive, Mumbai, on February 22 this year.

This will be the first election after the merger of the Union Territories (UTs) of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu into a single UT.

A former IAS officer, Vaishnaw represents Odisha in the Rajya Sabha to which he was elected unopposed in 2019.

 

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