Aside from boosting their probabilities to win the Meeting polls, the systematic recruitment of opposition leaders by the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) and Shiv Sena goals to restrict the bigwigs from the Congress and Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) to their respective bastions.
Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, NCP chief Ajit Pawar, and Chief of Opposition (LoP) Dhananjay Munde are amongst a number of opposition leaders, who’re more likely to face a troublesome struggle on their house turf.
Mr. Chavan’s trusted aides Jaykumar Gore and Ranjeetsinha Nimbalkar have already left the Congress to hitch the BJP. MLC Anandrao Patil can be more likely to resign from the occasion. Mr. Nimbalkar contested the Lok Sabha elections and gained Madha for the BJP.
Mr. Gore is ready to be the BJP candidate from Man Meeting constituency. Mr. Chavan has discovered himself combating a lone battle in Satara district with BJP recruiting his key aides.
“The BJP does not want to see an opposition. I have never in my political career seen a party who misuses power to such an extent,” Mr. Chavan stated.
In Ahmednagar, Mr. Thorat has remained a lone Congress MLA with former LoP Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and Shrirampur MLA Bhausaheb Kamble switching loyalty to the BJP and Sena respectively. Mr. Vikhe-Patil, an arch rival of Mr. Thorat, has warned that the district is not going to see a single Congress MLA after the Meeting polls. Mr. Thorat is being compelled to re-direct his employees and assets to make sure that he retains the Sangamner Meeting seat.
With former Indapur MLA Harshvardhan Patil becoming a member of the BJP, the difficulties for the Pawar household are set to extend in Baramati. Two days in the past, BJP Maharashtra chief Chandrakant Patil inaugurated the marketing campaign workplace in Baramati and warned the Pawar household that state of affairs would worsen for them within the Meeting polls.
He has been personally managing the BJP marketing campaign technique for the area with deal with Ajit Pawar, who’s an MLA from Baramati. Mr. Munde in Beed too is operating out of senior allies with all becoming a member of arms with the BJP and Sena.
In Solapur, former CM Sushilkumar Shinde is now surrounded together with his former occasion colleagues who’ve shifted loyalty to the saffron alliance. In Osmanabad, the BJP has recruited Rana Jagjitsinh Patil, the NCP’s sole face within the district, and the identical has occurred in Navi Mumbai with Ganesh Naik becoming a member of the BJP.
“We understand that the recruitment of our leaders is in a systematic manner. This is to damage our senior leaders, which will result in them being not able to divest attention anywhere else. We take it as a challenge and will face it,” Mr. Chavan stated.