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Lok Sabha elections: Why BJP went soft on NCP chief Sharad Pawar

The fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is taking place on Monday. As many as 12.79 crore voters will exercise their franchise in 71 constituencies spread over nine states. The states which are going to polls in Round 4 are - Maharashtra (17/48 seats), Rajasthan (13/25 seats), Uttar Pradesh (13/80 seats), West Bengal (8/42 seats), Madhya Pradesh (6/29 seats), Odisha (6/21 seats), Bihar (5/40 seats), Jharkhand (3/14 seats) and Jammu and Kashmir (1/6). Here is a discussion on Maharashtra’s politics. BJP is seen avoiding direct attack on Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar as the saffron party may need the support of Pawar in case of hung parliament.

Updated : 29 April 2019, 12:04 PM