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Mumbai LS poll: Fadnavis, Pawar, Chavan address rallies


Press Trust of India Mumbai
The campaign for Mumbai's six Lok Sabha seats ended Saturday evening with senior leaders like chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan addressing poll gatherings.
While Fadnavis participated in a roadshow for BJP's Mumbai North Central candidate and sitting MP Poonam Mahajan, Pawar and Chavan addressed a public meeting for the Congress' Urmila Matondkar in Mumbai North.
Actor-turned-politician Matondkar is pitted against BJP's Gopal Shetty who won the seat in 2014 with a margin of over 4.40 lakh votes.
Fadnavis said the BJP-Sena alliance would win all six seats in the metropolis since citizens cutting across regional, caste and religious lines want Narendra Modi to be prime minister again.
"If there was a Modi wave in 2014, in 2019 it will be a Modi tsunami," he claimed.
Pawar, meanwhile, took a swipe at Modi for his speech at Bandra Kurla Complex on Friday.
The NCP chief said Modi tried to please all sections of society but failed to offer anything concrete on how he intended to solve their problems.
Mumbai is a city that gives direction and leadership to the country and Mumbaikars will not fall for the PM's "false praises", Pawar asserted.
He said Modi was criticising the Nehru-Gandhi family despite them having sacrificed a lot to uphold the integrity and sovereignty of the country.
"Modi is not well versed in history," Pawar said.

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 10:20 PM IST

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