Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been taking potshots at Sharad Pawar in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, is unlikely to address a rally on the NCP chief's home turf Baramati in Maharashtra, apparently due to his busy schedule, party leaders said Monday.
"Instead of Modiji, now Amitji will hold a rally in Baramati city on April 19," said a BJP leader.
PM Modi will address a rally at Akluj neighbouring Baramati on April 17, he said, adding that the proposed rally will also have a positive impact on Baramati constituency.
In his rallies held in Maharashtra, Modi had said that Pawar was losing grip over the NCP and his nephew Ajit Pawar is trying to take charge.
Interestingly, the Sharad Pawar-led party had announced its support for the BJP when the results of the 2014 assembly elections established that the saffron party was forming the government.
The BJP has fielded Kanchan Kul, wife of a legislator from BJP ally RSP, against Sule.
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