Gawli joins hands with BSP

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Mumbai, Feb 27 (ANI): Former mafia don and Maharashtra legislator Arun Gawli's party-Akhil Bharatiya Sena (ABS) on Friday joined hands with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Gawli will contest the Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha seat on a BSP ticket.

"The ABS chief has already given a letter of consent to merge the two parties," BSP state president Vilas Garud said.

Congress's Eknath Gaekwad is presently representing the constituency.

Gawli was elected to the assembly from a south Mumbai constituency, Chinchpokli, in 2004. He was sent to custody in September last year in connection with an extortion case. (ANI)

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