ajit pawar

Ranjit Mahanti

The controversial personality in Maharashtra politics Ajit Pawar gave again shocking remarks. He threatens villagers in Maharashtra that he would cut off water supply if they did not vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. A year before he gave remarks ‘urinate to fill dams’ during a drought in Maharashtra.

AAP candidate Suresh Khopade, on Thursday complained to Vadgaon police station and election commissions alleging that Pawar issued the threat of cutting off water supply. During an election speech at village Masalwadi village under Baramati constituency of Pune district.

Khopade produced a purported video which was aired on television news on April 16.

The deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar was allegedly heard in a video telling villagers in Baramati that if they do not vote for Supria Sule, he will cut off their water supply.

Ajit Pawar and Supriya Sule could not be contacted for their comments as their cell phones were switched off.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s nephew allegedly said this in a drought-prone village in Baramati hours before the nine-phased election started in Maharashtra on Thursday.

Last year in April, Pawar had commented on water shortage. Referring to a hunger strike by a farmer from a drought-hit area of Solapur, Pawar had said, “If there is no water in the dam, how can we release it? Should we urinate into it? If there is no water to drink, even urination is not possible.”

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