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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Maval poll fever reaches a crescendo as parties keep fingers crossed

Maval constituency will see a tough fight as the NCP is represented by a candidate from the Pawar family. Maval constituency is mainly dominated by saffron parties

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 27, 2019 15:22 IST
Abhay Khairnar
Abhay Khairnar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Parth Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party Lok Sabha candidate from Maval, at a public rally in Talegaon on Friday.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

With only few hours remaining for campaigning in Maval Lok Sabha constituency, both Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Parth Pawar and Shiv Sena candidate Shrirang Barne covered maximum areas on Friday.

Maval Lok Sabha constituency will go to polls on April 29, and campaigning will end on Saturday.

Maval constituency will see a tough fight as the NCP is represented by a candidate from the Pawar family. Maval constituency is mainly dominated by saffron parties.

Formed in 2009, the constituency is won by Sena MP in 2009 and 2014. Now NCP has fielded a candidate to challenge Barne. Parth is getting a good response at his public rallies as he is the son of Ajit Pawar, former deputy chief minister and nephew of party chief Sharad Pawar.

Parth said, “It is true that Maval is a tough constituency, but I will win this constituency and bring development in this region.”

Barne said, “The constituency is with Sena for the last two terms. People want a strong leadership like Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I will definitely win this time.”

Ramesh Bhegade from Telgaon said, “It’s a tough fight in Maval. Can’t say who would win as both candidates are strong.”

Another citizen from Lonavla, Avinash Rasate, said, “People are a little puzzled as to whether to choose Parth or vote for Modi. This time the election is really interesting.”

NCP is claiming that they would get sizeable votes in Panvel and Karjat as Shetkari Kamgar Party is supporting Parth. Even the rallies by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray in Panvel area would help NCP.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 15:22 IST