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Nagpur Constituency Watch: Nitin Gadkari’s ‘Vikas’ vs Congress’ Vikas Thakre

The BJP is relying on development brought in by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Maharashtra’s Nagpur constituency, while the Congress is banking on Vikas Thakre’s contacts. The campaign in Nagpur is set to end on Wednesday with polling on April 19.

Union Minister Gadkari, pitted against Congress nominee Vikas Thakre, is banking on his development initiatives and PM Modi’s support. Thakre, a sitting MLA, is emphasizing on Congress’ guarantees and arguing for a broader definition of development.

Gadkari benefits from strong organizational support, Deputy CM Fadnavis’ participation, RSS activists, and his public projects. However, he faces opposition to infrastructure development, public protests, and job opportunities concerns.

Congress nominee Vikas Thakre is leveraging his rise from corporator to legislator, public image, and wide network. He faces challenges of organizational constraints and lack of a strong poll machinery compared to the BJP.

Gadkari hopes for a victory based on development policies, while Thakre aims to gain support from those affected by inflation, unemployment, and farmers’ distress. The election outcome in Nagpur remains uncertain as both candidates make their final appeals to voters.


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