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Amit Shah likely to address rally in Baramati on April 19

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Narendra Modi, who has been taking potshots at in the run-up to the polls, is unlikely to address a rally on the NCP chief's home turf in Maharashtra, apparently due to his busy schedule, party leaders said Monday.

Instead of Modi, is likely to address a rally in in district on April 19.

BJP leaders were trying to organise a rally of the PM in However, he is unlikely to come due to his busy schedule, they said.

"Instead of Modiji, now Amitji will hold a rally in Baramati city on April 19," said a

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.

"Modi is likely to arrive in on April 16 evening and stay there overnight before heading for Akluj the next day. He will not address any rally or meeting in Pune," the said.

In his rallies held in Maharashtra, Modi had said that Pawar was losing grip over the NCP and his nephew 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.

Senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, and are likely to hold rallies in Baramati.

During his visit to in February, Shah had set a target of winning 45 seats from including Baramati, which is currently represented by Pawar's daughter

The BJP has fielded Kanchan Kul, wife of a from BJP ally RSP, against Sule.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 22:45 IST
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