Pol­icy

Now, Shinde’s daugh­ter faces an NCP ri­val

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

Kol­ha­pur: Se­ri­ous dif­fer­ences be­tween Congress and NCP have cropped up in So­la­pur dis­trict with the lat­ter field­ing Ju­ber Bag­wan against the grand old party’s Pran­iti Shinde from So­la­pur city cen­tral con­stituency.

So­la­pur NCP work­ing pres­i­dent Santosh Pawar said Bag­wan has been given ticket due to pres­sure from work­ers and de­mand from Mus­lim or­gan­i­sa­tions. The un­ex­pected move has shocked Congress work­ers as Pran­iti’s fa­ther Sushilku­mar Shinde and NCP chief Sharad Pawar are close friends.

Ac­tivists of both the par­ties see the NCP de­ci­sion as a pres­sure tac­tic. NCP sources said Congress has fielded Shiva­ji­rao Kalunge from Pand­harpur seat even though it was al­lot­ted to NCP. They said Bag­wan might with­draw if Congress can­di­date from Pand­harpur backs out. Mean­while, Maan con­stituency is all set to see a con­test be­tween two brothers – Jayku­mar Gore (BJP) and Shekhar Gore (In­de­pen­dent).

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