Ahead of the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections, newly-appointed Nashik district Congress President Tushar Shevale has said that ending factionalism in the party unit will be his priority.
Shevale, who replaced Rajaram Pangavhane as part of the organisational changes made by party President Rahul Gandhi, on Tuesday took charge at the Nashik party office.
Nashik Lok Sabha constituency is currently represented by Hemant Godse of Shiv Sena.
“My first priority is to end the internal differences and groupism in the party unit,” Shevale told reporters Tuesday evening.
Nashik was represented by the Congress for last time in 1998 when the seat was won by Madhav Patil, before the 1999 split that led to formation of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) by Sharad Pawar.
The constituency comprises assembly segments of Sinnar, Nashik East, Nashik West, Nashik Central, Deolali and Igatpuri.