Sushilkumar pitches for daughter’s ticket for Solapur Lok Sabha seat

  • | Monday | 18th September, 2023

Kolhapur: Praniti Shinde should be given a ticket to contest Lok Sabha election from Solapur in 2024, said her father and former Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde.Speaking at Solapur on Sunday morning, the veteran Congress leader said Praniti, who is now a Congress MLA from Solapur Central, is competent and he would request the Congress high command to consider her candidature for the Lok Sabha polls.She is competent. She has a good command over Hindi, Marathi and English. When she speaks in the House, the nation listens. I want her to get the ticket, said Shinde, who represented Solapur Lok Sabha between 2009-2014. He was defeated by BJP candidates in the 2014 and 2019 polls.Last month, Basavraj Patil, the observer sent by the state unit of Congress, stated that Congress workers in Solapur are keen on fielding Praniti Shinde as their candidate for the Lok Sabha seat. Patil had said that he would send a report to the party leadership about the party supporters opinion that Praniti could defeat the BJP candidate here.Sushilkumar Shinde, after getting defeated, was sidelined in the party. He was not given any party position until recently when he was made the observer to interact with newly elected Congress MLAs from Karnataka to choose the next CM of the neighbouring state. Shinde, an octogenarian leader, is physically active and is likely to retire from active politics. This is what he hinted at while stating his wish to get his daughter the LS ticket.BJP will not change Indias nameShinde, who has worked at the national-level for a long time, said that the BJP will never be able to change Indias name to Bharat officially. I dont think that they (BJP) will change the name in the special session of Parliament. There are many complications to this. However, the BJP has decided to use Bharat, as all the opposition parties have taken the name INDIA and this has created fear among BJP politicians, said Shinde. We also published the following articles recentlyShinde inaugurates study classrooms in 418 ITIs across stateMaharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has inaugurated study classrooms in 418 industrial training institutes (ITIs) across the state. These classrooms will be available to students after academic hours until 8.30pm and will be equipped with basic amenities. The aim is to create a positive and healthy learning environment for students and promote skill development and employment. The state government also plans to collaborate with companies to create more job opportunities. Additionally, the International Employment Facility Centre has been set up to assist students seeking jobs abroad.Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, bitter slogan war witnessed between RJD, BJP on Patna streetsA bitter slogan war broke out between the BJP and RJD in Patna, giving a glimpse of the political campaigns that will be witnessed in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The slogans targeted Nitish Kumar and the BJP, with both parties accusing each other of disloyalty. The war of words indicates the intensity of the upcoming elections in Bihar. Political analysts believe that such slogan wars educate the masses and help them form their opinions.Maharashtra may get 2,000 more polling booths for Lok Sabha electionMaharashtra is expected to add 2,000 polling stations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, bringing the total to 98,866. The Election Commission of India guidelines state that each polling booth should have a maximum of 1,500 voters for urban areas and 1,200 voters for rural areas. The state has received 10.32 lakh applications for new voter registrations, with 6.5 lakh already cleared. The final decision on additional polling stations will be made after assessing the final list of voters.

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