Baramati had cast 71 per cent votes this time — 6 per cent higher than the 2009 Assembly polls.
The NCP offered unconditional outside support to the BJP, which at 123 seats is 22 short of a clear majority.
NCP said Chavan employed ‘conspiratorial tactics’ to malign NCP and his own rivals within Congress.
In 2009 Assembly elections, Pawar won votes against an independent candidate Ranjankumar Taware.
Prithviraj Chavan 74% Karad South It was the highest turnout in Satara district, and much higher than in the seat in 2009. And if the signs are of anti-incumbency, many read that as against Chavan rather than against Vilas Patil-Undalkar, sitting MLA-turned-rebel. Chavan is depending largely on urban areas but the highest turnouts were from […]
Pawar came down heavily on Modi by saying that since independence, none of the PMs ever gave so much time and attention to Assembly poll in a state.
Ajit Pawar submits expenses of Rs 8.14 lakh, less than his party members.
“Fifteen years of continuous rule leads to enormous anti-incumbency,” said Pol.
Locals said the announcement was made on loudspeakers throughout Wednesday.
Later in the day, the NCP issued a statement that the party had given Ajit Pawar Rs 8 lakh for campaign expenses.
With its grip over the city steadily loosening over the past few years, this could be a make-or-break election for the party.
Last week, Ajit Pawar, who has filed an RTI application, told The Indian Express he would expose Chavan.
By ‘divorce’, she meant “all of them would have stayed away from him” and “would have had nothing to do with him”.
In Baramati, we have done so much work that there is hardly any room for complaints, said Sunetra Pawar.
The Chavan camp, meanwhile, said it was not worried about the threat of exposure issued by Pawar.