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Keep ice on your head, avoid controversial comments: CM Shinde, Ajit tell Mahayuti candidates, workers

Mumbai: Because the election marketing campaign gathers tempo in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has urged Mahayuti candidates, leaders and office-bearers to not make any controversial statements and fall prey to the anger of the opposition and voters.

In an emotional attraction on the Mahayuti rally in Pune late on Thursday night time, CM Shinde stated the alliance was taking a look at rising the voting margin of its candidates and never lowering it.

“Therefore, avoid making controversial comments and objectionable behaviour. Our focus is to win maximum seats in Maharashtra and thereby contribute to the target of 400-plus at the national level to make Narendra Modi Prime Minister for the third time,” CM Shinde stated.

Deputy Chief Minister and NCP Nationwide President Ajit Pawar additionally suggested Mahayuti officers to stay well mannered within the rally.

“Put ice on your head before leaving the house. Don't get angry but be patient and cordial,” suggested Ajit Pawar on the identical rally.

“Mahayuti leaders and office bearers should take care that they are not arrogant and boastful as this is not the culture of Maharashtra. Our target is to win more than 45 seats in Maharashtra and not less than that. Therefore, our behavior should be civilized even in public places and rallies.”

Shinde and Pawar's recommendation comes within the wake of indecent statements made by Shiv Sena candidate from Kolhapur Sanjay Mandlik in opposition to Congress candidate and Chhatrapati Shivaji's descendant Chhatrapati Srimant Shahu Maharaj and by BJP candidate and state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. Riots of 1984.

Mandlik courted controversy after questioning the royal credentials of Chhatrapati Shrimant Shahu Maharaj. Mandlik commented that the current Maharaja (Chhatrapati) of Kolhapur is “not the true heir, but is an adopted one”, and it’s “the people of Kolhapur” who’re the actual inheritance holders.

NCP and SP chief Sharad Pawar criticized Mandlik's assertion, saying it reveals the extent to which the Mahayuti chief has stooped. He additional stated that adoption in royal households isn’t a brand new factor.

Moreover, former Congress minister Satej Patil demanded that Mandlik ought to apologize to the individuals of Kolhapur who wouldn’t tolerate objectionable statements in opposition to Chhatrapati Shrimant Shahu Maharaj.

Following extreme criticism from numerous quarters, Mandlik issued a clarification fearing harm to his electoral prospects.

Moreover, Mungantiwar courted controversy by referencing the 1984 riots in Delhi, describing how husbands and wives and their kids had been separated and “the brother and sister were made to lie naked on a cot”.

The Congress Party took sturdy objection to this and filed a criticism with the Election Fee of India requesting the cancellation of Mungantiwar's candidature for his inflammatory speech.

Though Mungantiwar tried to reply to the criticism by accusing Congress of cherry-picking components of his speech and distorting his statements, he was extensively criticized on social media for his speech, following which get together seniors Suggested its candidates to train warning.

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