India, May 1 -- Parth Pawar, the grandnephew of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, said that before taking the poll plunge and selecting Maval Lok Sabha constituency, he carried out two surveys and began preparations much before it caught the attention of media.

Speaking to HT while travelling in Maval constituency on voting day, Parth said that it was a tough call to stand from Maval that is dominated by saffron parties.

"Maval is a tough ground, but I have done my homework and strategies are in place to win the seat here. Pimpri-Chinchwad is base of NCP and my father Ajit Pawar has carried out a lot of development works here.

We have the support of Shetkari Kamgar Party got in Konkan region and they have campaigned ...