The wounds inflicted by the shameful defeat of Congress candidate Sagar Meghe from Wardha seat in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls keep bothering Meghe clan which sees another Congress leader and Sagar’s brother in law Rajendra Mulak as the man behind the former’s defeat. Even as the rage was still fuming, another controversy fuelled up the flames between the two families, initially considered as repulsive to each other. Fresh stress has cropped up between both the camps following the speculations over Sameer Meghe contesting West Nagpur seat in upcoming the Assembly elections.
Rajendra Mulak has been reportedly upset over the recent decision of Datta Meghe family switching their loyalties to BJP. Morever, he was also not comfortable with the idea of Sameer contesting West Nagpur seat on BJP’s ticket.
A source close to Mulak informed that both the families were indulged in the war of words over the issue. Mulak was wary of Sameer pitching for West Nagpur seat which Mulak has been eyeing for the past two years. This has caused further split between the two camps.
Sources said though both the families were close to each other, the rift deepened after the Lok Sabha polls which saw Sagar facing big defeat on Wardha poll fields. Sources said it was only after his brother in law Rajendra Mulak’s advice that Sagar decided to contest Wardha seat, despite his unwillingness to do so. Political experts feel Sagar could not make his own decision in the past few stints and had always succumbed to pressure that hampered his political growth.
On the other hand sources close to Mulak discarded the blame saying it should not be Mulak but Datta Meghe behind his son’s defeat as the latter rarely visited Wardha, his former constituency on which he decided to field Sagar with an aim to provide political boost to his son.
A source close to Mulak alleged that during his tenure Meghe did not pay any heed to either party or the workers in Wardha constituency. Situation post elections have worsened to such an extent that Sagar had secretly announced his exile from politics to focus on his business, added a source.
Sources point to an interesting fight ahead if both Mulak and Sameer came at loggerhead on West Nagpur seat as Congress and BJP candidates, respectively.