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Upset at Sena MP being denied LS ticket, man attempts suicide

A man Saturday tried to commit suicide as he was upset the Shiv Sena had denied a ticket to sitting Osamanabad Lok Sabha MP Ravindra Gaikwad, police said. The Shiv Sena Friday declared a list of 21 candidates for the Lok Sabha poll, dropping Gaikwad (59), who had hit an Air India staffer with a slipper at the IGI airport in Delhi. The Sena has replaced Gaikwad with Omraje Nimbalkar in Osmanabad constituency. Baba Bhosle, a rickshaw driver, tried to immolate himself on Saturday afternoon in Umarga area. He was at a meeting organised by Sena workers upset with Gaikwad being denied a ticket. However, police deployed at the meet managed to stop Bhosle from lighting a match after dousing himself with kerosene, an official said. Bhosle was detained and he told police he was upset about Gaikwad being dropped from the Sena s list of Lok Sabha candidates, the official added. A case of attempt to commit suicide has been registered against Bhosle, the official said.

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