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NCP’s Parth Pawar gets advantage over Shiv Sena’s Shrirang Barne at Maval

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Unless the predicted Modi Tsunami does not hit Maval constituency, the result could just come as happy news for NCP candidate Parth Pawar. A novice in politics, the only political identity that Parth Pawar has is that he is the grandson of NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar and son of former Dy. Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. A scion of NCP, Parth Pawar did manage to learn the art of speaking in politics by the time the poll campaign came to an end, but the question remains – was NCP’s decision of Sharad Pawar not contesting so that Parth Pawar can contest in the interest of the politics of maths in elections? And while speculations continue, the voting percentage does not spell bad news for Parth Pawar. Maval has registered 58.21% voting. The percentage has fallen from 2014, when Maval registered 60.54 voting. The voting percentage according to assembly constituencies in Maval is :

Uran : 61.8%

Maval : 61.28%

Karjat : 60.4%

Chinchwad : 57.3%

Pimpri : 56.3%

Panvel : 55.3%

Making it : 58.21% for Maval constituency.

Of the 6 assembly constituencies : 3 BJP, 2 Shiv Sena and 1 NCP. In the six state assembly constituencies — Pimpri, Chinchwad, Maval, Karjat, Panvel, and Uran; three are from Pune district while the remaining three are from Raigad district. For the seats in Raigad district, Ajit Pawar is banking on Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) which has a strong network in the district. PWP leader Jayant Patil has been given the responsibility of Panvel and Uran area, while Sunil Tatkare, a close aide of Ajit Pawar is camped in Karjat.

Here are the highlights that reflect on trends that could dictate the results :

  • Long queues were seen both in urban areas like Pimpri, Chinchwad, Lonavla, and rural areas as people braved scorching sun and sweltering heat to cast their votes.
  • The voting has been higher in rural areas as compared to urban part of the constituency.
  • Most of the rural parts, mainly in Uran, Karjat and Maval areas, are dominated by NCP, while Chinchwad and Panvel are known to be favourable to Shiv Sena and BJP.
  • In Maval, extensive campaigning by senior NCP leaders in support of party chief Sharad Pawar’s grandnephew Parth generated a lot of enthusiasm among workers, who worked hard to ensure high turnout from the areas favourable to party.
  • In the run up to the elections, Shiv Sena candidate Shrirang Barne had accused NCP leader Ajit Pawar for abuse of money power in Maval polls. 
  • Though insiders in NCP say that Ajit Pawar did not put in as much money in the campaign as they thought he would have for his son’s debut polls.
  • In the 2014 elections, PWP runner-up Laxman Jagtap managed to receive 3.54 lakh votes at 30.22 per cent vote share. Pawars are hoping NCP and PWP votes consolidate in Parth’s favour.
  • NCP top most leaders campaigned in the constituency this included besides Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar, Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde, NCP State Wing Women President Chitra Wagh Sambhaji fame actor Amol Kolhe has also addressed a couple of rallies. 
  • Two other factors that can sway results are Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi role that fielded Rajaram Patil who is expected to eat into Parth’s votes while Raj Thackeray’s rally where the MNS Chief’s appeal could go in favour of Parth Pawar.

Nonetheless the factors, an elections that many believed would be a not difficult task for Shrirang Barne to retain when Lok Sabha polls were announced, now according to political pundits looking at the voting percentage and patterns; looks like a close contest between Shrirang Barne and Parth Pawar. Prior to elections, both the candidates had voiced confidence of a victory.

Voters of Maval who spoke to NMTV accepted that during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls it was easy to conclude that saffron parties would win the seat, but this time it will be a close fight. If the expected Modi Tsunami declared by top most BJP leaders, hits Maval constituency, Shrirang Barne will continue to have a dream run as MP of Maval. But if not, then NCP scion Parth Pawar does hold an edge over Shrirang Barne in Maval Lok Sabha constituency. Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.


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