Ganesh Naik told NCP President Sharad Pawar a “no” for contesting from Thane Lok Sabha. It’s reminiscent of the popular Amitabh Bachchan dialogue, you succeed when you say no. Fortune favors the brave and its indeed brave of Ganesh Naik to say a no and then to begin the Lok Sabha battle in Thane by telling his corporators and party workers to work such that it’s not Anand Paranjpe but Ganesh Naik who is the Thane Lok Sabha candidate.
GANESH NAIK SILENCES OPPOSITION OVER DYNASTIC RULE & CORRUPTION
As the curtain rises to the polls battle, Ganesh Naik is more determined than ever to win this battle. In the last Lok Sabha polls Ganesh Naik had many challenges and stress when his elder son Sanjeev Naik contested. Among the biggest allegations; dynastic rule and corruption haunted him till Sanjeev Naik was defeated in Lok Sabha polls and he was defeated in assembly. It was after this that in the NMMC polls Ganesh Naik withdrew Sagar Naik from the race and no member his family contested the municipal polls.
OPPOSITION POURS OFFERS TO GANESH NAIK AFTER STUNNING PERFORMANCE IN NMMC POLLS
Silencing critics, Ganesh Naik posted a stunning comeback in NMMC polls. The win led to other parties offering him to shift loyalty and enter their party. And it would have been easy for him to make a backdoor entry as MLC for himself or his son Sanjeev Naik. It was an advice even his close aides gave him. But not one to tread the easy way, Ganesh Naik refused all offers.
GANESH NAIK STEPS BACK TO GIVE OPPORTUNITY TO YOUNG & QUALIFIED CANDIDATE
Ganesh Naik has worked silently for the last 4 years and when Lok Sabha polls arrived, he took a step backward and gave an opportunity to the young guns of the party. Sanjeev Naik contesting the polls would have given opposition the chance to once again raise allegations of dynastic rule in assembly polls. With the aim of not giving this chance to the opposition, the Naik family decided to sacrifice their opportunity to contest from Thane. Hence, Ganesh Naik convinced Sharad Pawar of Anand Paranjpe’s candidature instead.
GANESH NAIK’S NAVI MUMBAI TO BOOST ANAND PARANJPE’S VICTORY
In the run up to the elections, Anand Paranjpe has great advantage from Navi Mumbai. The present Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and Thane MP Rajan Vichare have failed on all fronts to do justice to Navi Mumbai. Forget all issues that could have been addressed by them, they didn’t bring grants to Navi Mumbai either. Aware of their failure, citizens are often seen missing Ganesh Naik as their Guardian Minister. These citizens are likely to vote in favour of Anand Paranjpe.
SHIV SENA FACES “EXISTENCE CHALLENGE” FROM BJP IN THANE CONSTITUENCY
Shiv Sena and BJP are completely divided in Thane constituency. The Manda Mhatre – Vijay Nahata – Vijay Chougule – M K Madhvi conflicts in Navi Mumbai, BJP MLA Narendra Mehta and MP Rajan Vichare bitter rivalry in Mira Bhayander or Milind Patankar led BJP and Shiv Sena rivalry in Thane, Rajan Vichare faces heat of disgruntled leaders of his own party, which again can work in Anand Paranjpe’s favour.