Osmanabad: Days ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly election, Shiv Sena MP Omraje Nimbalkar was slashed with a knife by an unidentified man during a poll rally in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district on Wednesday (October 16). The incident occurred when the leader was addressing an election rally at Padoli Naigaon village in Kalamb taluka.

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According to sources, as the group gathered, a man came close to Nimbalkar during the rally and while pretending to shake hands with him, he attacked the candidate and fled from the spot. Meanwhile, Nimbalkar's hand was hurt, but he escaped a major injury because of his wrist watch.

In 2006, the Lok Sabha member's father Pawanraje Nimbalkar, who was a Congress leader, was shot dead in his car near Kalamboli on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on June 3, 2006.

Maharashtra’s 288-member Assembly constituency is scheduled to go to polls on October 21. The results will be declared on October 24. The tenure of the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Assembly will end on November 9.