‘Defaming me’: Shiv Sena UBT’s Amol Kirtikar on ED notice, Hindutva, Sena vs Sena

Out of the six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai, three will record a Sena vs Sena face-off.

WrittenBy:Tanishka Sodhi

In Mumbai, the election battle has a unique twist this time – three of its six Lok Sabha seats are witnessing a direct clash between the two Shiv Sena factions.

Amol Kirtikar from Uddhav Thackrey’s Shiv Sena – who is contesting one such seat of Mumbai North West against Shinde camp's Ravindra Waikar – received a notice from the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case an hour after his candidature was announced. 

Ahead of the polling on May 20, Kirtikar speaks to Newslaundry about the central agencies as a “political tool”, his father and two-term sitting MP Gajanan Kirtikar joining the Eknath Shinde camp, the new symbol, and why the Hindutva of his party is different from Shinde’s Shiv Sena.


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