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NCP hits out at Shah, Fadnavis on Baramati LS victory claim

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The NCP Saturday hit out at BJP chief for asking his party functionaries to work towards winning Lok Sabha constituency, for long a bastion of

Pawar was first chosen as MLA in 1967 from and was from there for several terms.

Pawar's daughter is currently the Lok Sabha MP from

It dared the BJP to declare its candidate for the seat first, with asking the ruling party whether it will field Narendra Modi, Shah or from the constituency.

"Fadnavis ji and Shah have said that they would win 45 of 48 seats in Maharashtra, including Baramati. It would not have been surprising even if they had claimed that they will win 50 seats of 48 in Maharashtra," Malik said.

"They said they are going to win Baramati seat too. Who will be there candidate? Mr Modi, Mr Shah or Mr Fadnavis? If you have guts, declare the candidate," Malik added.

His party colleague and of the Opposition in Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde also slammed the BJP.

He said the BJP continues to dream notwithstanding its defeat in the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, and held recently.

"The boasting about winning the Baramati seat reminds the story of a frog bloating his stomach. People will not sit idle till they burst the bubble of their dreams," Munde said on

Setting a target of winning 45 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, Shah told party workers in Pune Saturday that Baramati should be one of them.

Shah addressed BJP workers at a review meeting for three constituencies in the district -- Pune, Baramati and Shirur -- ahead of the coming polls.

"I want my party workers to win me 45 seats from the state, and to achieve that we will have to win Baramati seat. If we win Baramati, the number 45 can be achieved," the BJP chief said.

Fadnavis also exuded the confidence that the BJP will win Baramati seat.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 21:10 IST