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.”
In Baramati, Sule’s political opponents spent considerably less than her — Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Suresh Khopade spent Rs 33.55 lakh while Mahadeo Jankar of Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP), who contested with support from the Shiv Sena-BJP combine, spent Rs 22 lakh.