The grandnephew of the 82-year-old senior politician alleged that the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections may be called earlier than expected amid a struggle between Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar for leadership of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
According to Rohit Pawar, four days ago officials were given the option of starting the production of EVMs or verifying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The Lok Sabha elections could happen in December 2023, as evidenced by this. The October 2024 Maharashtra Assembly elections may coincide with the Lok Sabha elections, according to Rohit Pawar.
A few Maharashtra officials were given the order to begin fixing and producing EVMs four days ago. According to him, this suggests that the Lok Sabha elections could be held in December 2023.
According to Rohit Pawar, the BJP’s defeat in the elections in Karnataka is the primary driver for this decision. The similar outcome may occur in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and other states because the party lost in Karnataka. With the next elections in mind, the party defeated the NCP and Shiv Sena, he claimed.
With the next elections in mind, the BJP attempted to split the NCP and the Shiv Sena, according to Rohit Pawar.
The two groups in Maharashtra calling separate meetings on Wednesday indicates that the NCP conflict is worsening. On Sunday, the NCP split, with Ajit Pawar and eight other MLAs joining the Eknath Shinde-BJP government.
Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has submitted a disqualification appeal to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar on behalf of the nine MLAs.
On Sunday, the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis Maharashtra government was joined by Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal, Hasan Mushrif, Dhananjay Mundo, Dharmaraobaba Atram, Aditi Tatkare, Sanjay Bansode, and Anil Patil.