Sunday, July 14, 2024
Advertisement
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Will Nephew Yugendra challenge uncle Ajit in Baramati? Sharad Pawar may seek revenge in assembly elections

Will Nephew Yugendra challenge uncle Ajit in Baramati? Sharad Pawar may seek revenge in assembly elections

Baramati continues to be a focal point in Maharashtra politics, with the Pawar family feud dominating election campaigns. The rivalry, whether in Lok Sabha or Assembly elections, captures everyone's attention. The previous Lok Sabha election saw a clash between Supriya Sule and Sunetra Pawar.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Baramati Published on: June 13, 2024 12:50 IST
Yugendra Pawar Ajit Pawar
Image Source : FILE PHOTO Yugendra Pawar and Ajit Pawar.

Baramati remains a focal point in Maharashtra politics, with the Pawar family feud often overshadowing election campaigns. Whether in Lok Sabha or Assembly elections, the rivalry captures everyone's attention. The previous Lok Sabha election saw a clash between Supriya Sule and Sunetra Pawar. Now, the spotlight is on Ajit Pawar and his nephew, Yugendra Pawar.

Sharad Pawar's strategic move

Speculation is rife that Yugendra Pawar might contest against his uncle Ajit Pawar in the Baramati Assembly constituency. Local Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers have requested Sharad Pawar to grant Yugendra the Assembly ticket. Sharad Pawar has been seen engaging with party workers alongside Yugendra, indicating his intent to prepare the political ground for him. This strategy seems to be aimed directly at Ajit Pawar and his allies. Yugendra's candidacy could impact Ajit's campaign, limiting his ability to effectively campaign in other constituencies.

Political tensions rise

Should Yugendra raise the same questions that Ajit previously posed to Sharad, it could create a challenging scenario for Ajit. Ajit had questioned why Sharad did not trust him with the party leadership. 

Ajit Pawar's long tenure

Ajit Pawar has been the Baramati MLA since 1991, consistently winning elections. Sharad Pawar appointed him to significant ministerial positions. The question now is whether Ajit will step aside for his nephew.

Lok Sabha campaign dynamics

During the Lok Sabha elections, the Pawar family, except for Ajit, supported Sharad and Supriya Sule. Yugendra, son of Ajit’s brother Srinivas Pawar, campaigned for Supriya Sule. If Sharad fields Yugendra in Baramati, it could pose emotional and ethical questions for Ajit in the Assembly elections.

Party workers' demand

Local NCP workers are pushing for Yugendra's candidacy, despite Sharad Pawar’s initial reluctance. They believe Yugendra is a grounded leader who has addressed various issues. They argue that Yugendra is the only leader who can effectively stand against Ajit Pawar.

Leaders' reactions

Reactions to the speculation of Yugendra contesting against Ajit are cautious. Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole said, "We do not comment on the Pawar family's internal matters." NCP leader Jitendra Awhad stated, "Baramati is their home. They know best what to do there." NCP Maharashtra President Sunil Tatkare asserted, "Ajit Pawar will win the Assembly election from Baramati with a significant majority, regardless of any strategy against him."

With three months to go for the Assembly elections, Sharad Pawar appears to be preparing to challenge seasoned politicians with new-generation leaders.

Also read | Mumbai shocker: Human finger found in cone ice cream ordered online, police probe on

Advertisement

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from Maharashtra

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement