Who Is Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil? Shiv Sena Leader To Contest Shirur Seat On Ajit Pawar-Led NCP Ticket

Who Is Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil? Shiv Sena Leader To Contest Shirur Seat On Ajit Pawar-Led NCP Ticket

Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil will be in direct competition with sitting MP and NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) leader Amol Kolhe

Aakash SinghUpdated: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 03:13 PM IST
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Senior Shiv Sena leader Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil has confirmed that he will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Shirur constituency on an NCP ticket. The announcement regarding this decision will be made by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Ministers Ajit Pawar and Devendra Fadnavis, stated the former MP.

This indicates that Adhalrao Patil will be in direct competition with sitting MP and NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) leader Amol Kolhe. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Kolhe, a popular Marathi actor renowned for his portrayals of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in movies and television serials, defeated Adhalrao Patil by over 58,000 votes.

Prior to that, Adhalrao Patil had served as a three-time MP. In 2004, he emerged victorious from Khed. However, following the delimitation in 2008, Shirur was established as a separate constituency. In the 2009 Lok Sabha election, Adhalrao Patil secured his second victory, defeating NCP's Vilas Lande nearly 1.8 lakh votes. In the 2014 election, he defeated Devdatta Nikam of NCP by a margin of over three lakh votes.

What do the numbers say?

The Shirur Lok Sabha constituency comprises six Assembly segments: Junnar, Ambegaon, Khed Alandi, Shirur, Bhosari, and Hadapsar. Except for Bhosari, all five of the Assembly seats are held by the NCP. Atul Benke serves as the MLA from Junnar, Dilip Walse-Patil from Ambegaon, Dilip Mohite-Patil from Khed Alandi, Ashok Pawar from Shirur, and Chetan Tupe from Hadapsar. Bhosari is represented by BJP's Mahesh Landge.

Meanwhile, Dilip Mohite-Patil had strongly opposed Adhalrao's induction into the NCP. However, after meeting Ajit Pawar on Wednesday, Mohite-Patil stated that despite his rivalry with Adhalrao, he would be campaigning for the Mahayuti candidate.

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