Pune: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will begin a three-day tour of Baramati Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra from Thursday as part of BJP’s ‘Pravas’ campaign to strengthen the organization in 144 Lok Sabha constituencies in the country.
The BJP has launched a campaign to increase the party’s base in 144 Lok Sabha seats across the country, including Baramati and 15 other seats in Maharashtra. There are total 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.
A BJP leader said that during the three-day visit to NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s stronghold, Sitharaman will visit all the six assembly constituencies – Baramati, Purandar, Indapur, Daund, Bhor and Khadakwasla, which comes under the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency. .
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Pawar’s daughter and NCP leader Supriya Sule is currently a Lok Sabha member from Baramati. A party functionary said that during the migration campaign, Sitharaman will meet BJP workers, hold meetings with district office bearers of the party and also interact with members of the core committee of the Lok Sabha constituency.
The minister is also expected to interact with the beneficiaries of several government schemes, traders, voters and people from different walks of life to prepare the ground for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The BJP functionary said that 21 programs are scheduled during Sitharaman’s three-day visit. Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrashekhar Bawankule had visited the constituency earlier this month and interacted with BJP workers.
He had said that the BJP has started a program to reach out to every voter in 16 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state including Baramati. He had said that the BJP and Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena alliance would win 45 Lok Sabha seats in the state, including Baramati, in the 2024 elections.
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Baramati in Pune district has been a stronghold of Sharad Pawar, who represented the constituency several times, in which he was in the Congress. His nephew Ajit Pawar is also an MLA from Baramati. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had fielded Kanchan Kul against Supriya Sule of NCP.
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