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Supriya woos Baramati as Pawar goes to Madha

india Updated: Apr 14, 2009 12:27 IST
Supriya woos Baramati as Pawar goes to Madha

She is her father's daughter and this message goes out loud and clears when Supriya Sule addresses the voters of Baramati represented for years by NCP president Sharad Pawar.

Opposing Pawars in their stronghold of Baramati have most of the times been a symbolic gesture on part rival parties and this time the story is not different.

Kanta Nalawde fielded by BJP against Supriya Sule is not expected to spring a surprise despite the fact that the Pawar daughter is fighting her first Lok Sabha election. Pawar is contesting from Madha in Solapur district, leaving his home turf to Supriya, a Rajya Sabha MP.

The delimited Baramati constituency in Pune district is considered a Pawar bastion with the clan dominating local self-governments and sugar cooperatives in the region in an almost monopolistic politics.

Loan waiver for farmers announced by UPA government in which Pawar is Agriculture minister, creation of self-help groups for women empowerment, a large number of educational institutions under the umbrella of 'Vidya Pratishthan', started by the NCP president are some of the propaganda tools Supriya has employed in her campaigning in which Maharashtra minister Ajit Pawar, nephew of Sharad Pawar is in the forefront.