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Shirole leads in Pune, round five

Friday, 16 May 2014 - 10:38am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

At 10.15am itself, party workers at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) were seen in a celebatory mood as their candidate for Pune Loksabha constituency seat was leading with a clear majority of 68277 votes by fifth round. With every round, hopes of Congress candidate and youth leader Vishwajeet Chavan seemed to dim as he went down from trailing at less than half the votes counted in round One to 44827 votes as compared to Shirole's 97391 votes counted by Round Four. By Round Five, the numbers stood at 123538 votes counted for Shirole as compared to 55251 votes counted for Kadam. At the Congress party office, crowds were thin and people stayed glued to television seats.
Meanwhile the other two major candidates i.e. MNS's Deepak Paigude and AAP's Subhash Ware were so less comparatively that gathered media persons and election trackers had stopped tracking the numbers indicating an embarassing early sign of impending defeat.

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