Congress chief Ashok Chavan is protecting his constituency Nanded in Maharashtra’s Marathwada area within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
He’s combating in opposition to BJP’s Pratap Patil Chikhlikar to win this Congress bastion.
In 2014, Nanded used to be one of the two seats Congress won of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra.
In 2009, Chavan’s brother-in-law Khatgaonkar Patil Bhaskarrao Bapurao had received the seat. Bapurao had later switched from Congress to the BJP.
Chavan has attempted to downplay infighting within the birthday celebration’s state unit at the same time as Congress chief Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil resigned because the Chief of Opposition within the state Meeting after his son joined the BJP.
The Congress is in alliance with the NCP within the state, contesting on 26 and 22 seats respectively. They’re combating an alliance of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.
Chavan instructed Hindustan Times that there used to be sturdy undercurrent in opposition to Top Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led governments on the Centre and within the state.
“Academicians, authors, thinkers and minorities concern the federal government, its companies and political supporters. Proper-wing outfits reminiscent of Sanatan Sanstha are getting a loose hand to do what they would like. Businessmen are underneath the concern of enforcement directorate and different government. Farmers’ suicides are on the upward thrust and Maharashtra tops the listing,” he stated.
He additionally criticised BJP’s “act of nationalism and patriotism” after the birthday celebration fielded be offering Pragya Thakur from Bhopal.