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Alleged Audio Clip Of Maharashtra Congress Chief Ashok Chavan Goes Viral, Says, 'I Am Considering Quitting'

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| March 23 , 2019 , 18:06 IST

Former Chief Minister Ashok Shankarrao Chavan and party's state unit president, Ashok Chavan, has threatened to resign over candidate selection in the state according to reports of a viral audio clip.

"No one listens to me ... I am considering whether I should resign," Chavan is purportedly heard saying in the audio clip.

In the audio tape, Ashok Chavan expressed displeasure at the selection of the candidate for the Chandrapur Lok Sabha seat and also said that no one in the Congress party is listening to him.

Chavan made the remarks while speaking to a party worker over differences on the issue of candidature in Chandrapur. Instead of Vishal Muttemvar or Balu Dhanorkar, Congress has given a ticket to Vinayak Bangade.

Speaking to a news channel, Chavan said that it was a private conversation and it was wrong to make it public. "It is an internal matter. A person talking to me is a party worker and it is my responsibility to keep his morale high."

Chavan also said that though he has not listened to the clip that has gone viral, there are several issues pertaining to Chandrapur. "I have informed the high command about the differences over the Chandrapur seat," he added.

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In Maharashtra, the party has fielded K C Padavi from Nandurbar, Kunal Rohidas Patil from Dhule, Charulata Khajasingh Tokas from Vardha, Manikrao G Thakarey from Yavatmal-Washim, Eknath Gaikwad from Mumbai-South Central, Bhausahib Kamble from Shirdi and Navinchandra Bandivadekar from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg.