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Maharashtra: Political giants bite the dust in Lok Sabha election 2019

Lok Sabha Election 2019 results have come as a shock to many political families entrenched in Maharashtra's politics. Powerful leaders, in spite of their formidable clout have suffered electoral setbacks. This includes Ashok Chavan, Sushil Kumar Shinde and others. Sharad Pawar's grand nephew Parth Pawar is likely to be the first Pawar who will lose an election.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: May 23, 2019 18:29 IST
Ashok Chavan

Ashok Chavan

Big political names in the state of Maharashtra are facing defeat in Lok Sabha elections 2019. This includes former Chief Ministers Ashok Chavan and Sushil Kumar Shinde.

Parth Pawar, grand nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar is likely to lose as well.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is staring at defeat on his home turf in Nanded. He is the sitting MP from Nanded. However, Prataprao Patil Chikhlikar proved a bit too much for the Congress heavyweight. Ashok Chavan is also state Congress chief. 

During the 'Modi wave' of Lok Sabha elections 2014, Ashok Chavan was able to retain his seat when Sena-BJP combine sweeped across the state.  

At the time of publishing this story, Chavan was trailing Chikhlikar by more than 37 thousand votes.

Another former CM who is likely to bite the dust is Sushil Kumar Shinde. In addition to being a CM, Shinde has also been Union Home Minister during UPA regime.

The veteran Congress leader is likely to get defeated on his home-turf of Solapur. He is trailing by 1.5 lakh votes behind BJP's Jai Siddheshwar Swami.

Lok Sabha election 2019 has not only given a jolt to political titans in the state but has also shaken well established political families.

Sharad Pawar and his family, along with the his party NCP are major players in Maharashtra's politics.

However, the 'Pawar power' appears to be waning as Sharad Pawar's grand nephew Parth Pawar is likely to be routed from Maval Lok Sabha constituency. Shiv Sena's Shrirang Barne leads Parth Pawar by more than 2 lakh votes.

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