Lok Sabha Election: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde’s Luggage Checked By EC Officials In Nashik


Polling will be held on Monday, May 20 for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls to 13 constituencies in Maharashtra. (Photo: PTI file + ANI)

Polling will be held on Monday, May 20 for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls to 13 constituencies in Maharashtra. (Photo: PTI file + ANI)

Earlier, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut  alleged that Shinde carried bags stashed with cash in a helicopter to Nashik, a claim rubbished by the Shinde-led Shiv Sena

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde’s luggage was checked by Election Commission officers in Panchavati, Nashik on Thursday.

Earlier, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut  alleged that Shinde carried bags stashed with cash in a helicopter to Nashik, a claim rubbished by the Shinde-led Shiv Sena. Raut posted a video on X, showing Shinde alighting from a helicopter and some persons around him carrying large bags.

If they claim to have the support of the people, then why do they need money to entice voters, Raut said during a media interaction.”The authorities have time to probe our helicopters, but no action is taken against these people,” he added.

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Shirsat rubbished Raut’s claim, saying the bags contained clothes.When any leader goes on such tours, he takes along bags containing clothes, he said. Raut is imagining things, he added.

5th Phase Polling in 13 Maharashtra Seats

Polling will be held on Monday, May 20 for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls to 13 constituencies in Maharashtra where Union minister Piyush Goyal, actor-politician Bhushan Patil and public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam are among the prominent candidates. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats, the second-highest after Uttar Pradesh which has 80.

The 13 constituencies which are going to polls are Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Kalyan, Palghar, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, and Mumbai South.

Of the 48 parliamentary seats in the state, the BJP is contesting on 28, the Shiv Sena on 15, the NCP on four and Rashtriya Samaj Paksha on one. The CM has maintained there were no differences within the Mahayuti alliance, consisting of the BJP, the Shiv Sena and the NCP led by Ajit Pawar, over sharing Lok Sabha seats for contest among allies.

(With PTI inputs)

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