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Prime Minister Modi to address first poll campaign in Maharashtra on April 10

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New Delhi: 3 April 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first campaign rally in Maharashtra is scheduled for April 10 at Kanhan in Nagpur district, located in the Vidarbha region.

BJP spokesperson Vishwas Pathak announced on Tuesday, “According to the received schedule, the PM’s inaugural rally in Maharashtra is scheduled for April 10 at Kanhan in Nagpur district.”

Additionally, on April 6, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to address a rally in Gondia, located in the Vidarbha area.

Scheduled for April 19, the elections for five seats in the eastern Vidarbha region cover constituencies like Nagpur, Ramtek, Bhandara-Gondia, Chandrapur, and Gadchiroli-Chimur. The state-wide elections are set to take place in five phases spanning from April 19 to May 20.

BJP candidate for the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat is Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. In what promises to be a head-to-head battle, the Congress has nominated Nagpur West MLA Vikas Thakre. Gadkari previously won from Nagpur in both the 2014 and 2019 elections.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, along with Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, conducted a campaign in the Nagpur South West constituency on Tuesday. Fadnavis is the current representative of Nagpur South West in the Assembly.

On Tuesday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, conducted a campaign in the Nagpur South West constituency. Fadnavis represents this constituency in the Assembly. Meanwhile, Thakre has also launched his public outreach campaign in the second capital of Maharashtra.

In the Chandrapur seat, State BJP Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar is facing off against Congress candidate Pratibha Dhanorkar.

Four out of the five seats in the first phase are being contested by the BJP — Nagpur, Chandrapur, Bhandara-Gondia, and Gadchiroli-Chimur, with the Shiv Sena, under the leadership of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, contesting from Ramtek.

The Bhandara-Gondia seat will witness a clash between BJP’s sitting MP Sunil Mendhe and Congress’ Prashant Padole. In Gadchiroli-Chimur, BJP’s Ashok Nete, a two-term MP, will face off against Congress’ Namdeo Kirsan. Ramtek will see a contest between Shiv Sena’s Raju Parve and Congress’ Shyamrao Barve.

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