Sunetra Pawar Files for Rajya Sabha: NCP's Strategic Move

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's wife, Sunetra Pawar, has been nominated by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to contest the Rajya Sabha elections. This decision, endorsed by state minister Chhagan Bhujbal, follows Sunetra's loss in the Lok Sabha elections. The Upper House will witness elections for ten vacant seats.

PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 13-06-2024 14:57 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 14:57 IST
Sunetra Pawar Files for Rajya Sabha: NCP's Strategic Move
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Maharashtra's political landscape gets a new contender as Sunetra Pawar, wife of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, files her nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections under the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) banner.

Chhagan Bhujbal, a senior party leader and state minister, endorsed Sunetra's candidacy, citing it as a collective decision despite his own initial interest in contesting. This move follows her recent defeat in the Baramati constituency during the Lok Sabha elections, a seat her sister-in-law Supriya Sule successfully defended for the fourth time.

The Rajya Sabha is set for elections with ten vacancies, including two from Maharashtra. Bhujbal emphasized that the nomination decision was made by the party's core group and not solely by Ajit Pawar. Despite Bhujbal's desire to contest, he reaffirmed his respect for collective decision-making, a practice he has followed for 57 years across different political affiliations.

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