India, June 6 -- The Shirur Lok Sabha constituency with a mix of rural and urban population backed NCP (SP) candidate Amol Kolhe for the second consecutive term over Shivajirao Adhalrao of NCP.

Kolhe, with a margin of over 1.40 lakh votes emerged victorious from Shirur, which attracted attention throughout the campaign.

Accordingly political observers, Kolhe since the beginning of his campaign successfully set the narrative against the opposition candidate and skillfully flagged core issues like farmers' distress, the centre's policies about the ban on onion export, lack of adequate price for agricultural produce, rising unemployment and inflation.

The factors like the pending plights of farmers and farm labourers have remained unaddre...