Nikam out to battle.

Clash of surprise picks in Mumbai North Central; Nikan vs Gaikwad

Neither Nikam nor Gaikwad was the first choice of their respective parties

Prashun Bhaumik | Mumbai | 18 May, 2024 | 06:50 PM

Interestingly, neither Nikam nor Gaikwad was the first choice of their respective parties. The BJP denied ticket to sitting MP Poonam Mahajan and wanted to field its Mumbai city president Ashish Shelar, who declined to contest saying he is not ready to enter national politics. Then Nikam was picked at the last moment.

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