“Supreme Court had given the decision. Mercy petition was also rejected. The decision was taken after all these developments. It was not a political decision,” said Shinde.
Congress party leaders in the state went into a huddle Monday evening to discuss the party’s further strategy.
Dharavi, spread across 240 hectares had been a Congress bastion for the most part of the past two decades.
Solapur revelled in Shinde’s defeat as celebrations erupted across the constituency moments after the results were declared.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his MLA daughter has 52 security personnel to guard them.
Shinde said the public leaders of both Bodo and minority community must see to it that the situation does not deteriorate.
“There is no reference to policies, programmes and ideology in the speeches of Modi which are focussed only on individuals,” said Shinde.
Munde, who is seeking a second term as MP from Beed, also cast his vote at a booth in Nathra village of Parli tehsil in the district.
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure free and fair polling.
Much to voters’ annoyance, he is moving around the constituency amid tight security, keeping the desperate crowd trying to shake his hands at a ‘safe distance’.
Modi also claimed that Congress treated ‘poverty like tourism’ and visited the homes of the poor with TV cameras in tow and show it off to the world.
The court sent Shinde’s caste claim files back to the scrutiny committee for considering it afresh.
A BJP delegation led by Ravi Shankar Prasad had met Shinde on Friday and urged him to ensure security to BJP leaders during the Lok Sabha elections.
There is a threat to all BJP leaders say media reports based on IB sources, said Nirmala Sitharaman.
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