In his seventh successive win, Ajit Pawar notched up 1,90,362 votes. Padalkar, a Dhangar community leader who was roped in by the BJP just before nomination papers were filed, was bundled out for just 29,397 votes.
Though there is anger against the Pawar family, villagers do not seem to have a choice other than to vote for Ajit Pawar. Shinde says, “We still believe it is only the Pawar family which will change our fortunes. That’s why we will continue to vote for them. But the Pawar family should take our plight seriously.”
"If the BJP was so confident of getting 220 seats, why is it organising 10 rallies by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 20 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and 100 rallies by the CM? Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is also holding rallies..." says Ajit Pawar.