Raj is helping us, Prakash Ambedkar is helping BJP: Prithviraj Chavan
Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday slammed Prakash Ambedkar for `trying to split’ anti-BJP votes, and praised MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his effective campaign against Prime Minister Prakash Ambedkar.
Ambedkar, a prominent Dalit face, is contesting the election under the banner of Vanchit Aghadi, joining hands with the AIMIM, after alliance talks with the Congress fell through. “Ambedkar’s ulterior motive is clear. He wants to divide anti-Modi votes. Ambedkar hopes that the fact he is direct descendant of Dr B R Ambedkar will get him votes.
He tried to use Ambedkar’s name in Akola in 2014 but came in third,” Chavan told PTI in an interview. The former Maharashtra chief minister said except Solapur, where Ambedkar himself is in the fray, there will be a straight fight everywhere between the alliances led by Congress-NCP and BJP-Shiv Sena.