Eknath Shinde Blames Opposition for Vote Bank Politics and Delayed Announcements in Recent Elections

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde attributed election setbacks to the opposition's propaganda and delayed candidate announcements, impacting Shiv Sena's performance. Shinde claimed vote bank politics influenced results and emphasized the support his government received for its work.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 04-06-2024 17:58 IST | Created: 04-06-2024 17:58 IST
Eknath Shinde Blames Opposition for Vote Bank Politics and Delayed Announcements in Recent Elections
Eknath Shinde
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has stated that the opposition's persistent propaganda claiming that the NDA would alter the Constitution, along with delays in announcing candidates, resulted in significant losses for the Shiv Sena and its allies. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Shinde emphasized that the opposition's vote bank politics detrimentally affected the NDA's performance.

Shinde highlighted the failure to dispel voter doubts as a critical factor in the party's electoral setbacks. He pointed out the delay in announcing candidates as another contributing issue, noting, "The opposition parties ran relentless propaganda that we would change the Constitution. We failed to clear the doubts among voters. Our losses are also due to vote bank politics."

Focusing on specific constituencies such as Nashik, Hingoli, and Yavatmal-Washim, Shinde remarked on the challenges faced, including intra-party opposition. He did, however, express satisfaction with the support received in Thane, credited to the work of his administration and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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