Mumbai, Oct 9: Campaigning was at full force for the Nanded Municipal Corporation elections, set to take place on October 11. While Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan has been campaigning in his home turf for the past three months, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis addressed several rallies on Monday. The Nanded civic polls are a litmus test for Chavan.

It is being said that the Congress may soon overhaul its leadership at the national as well as state level including that of Maharashtra. Reports also say that the party leadership is upset with Chavan’s caste politics. If Chavan does not perform on his home turf, he may well be replaced as the state Congress chief.

Chavan also faces the pressure of making the Congress retain its hold on Nanded as it had won the 2012 polls. The Congress had won in 2012, with 41 seats, followed by Shiv Sena (14), MIM (11) and NCP (10). The BJP had won just two seats.

Voting for the Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation will take place on October 11, following which counting of votes will be done on October 12.