Maharashtra elections : Congress releases first list of 51 candidates; Ashok Chavan & Balasaheb Thorat get ticket

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Congress party on Sunday released the first list of candidates for the forthcoming Maharashtra polls. The list contains the names of 51 candidates in total. Among all the contesting individuals, the prominent figures include the former chief minister Ashok Chavan and state party chief Vijay Balasaheb Thorat.

Balasaheb Thorat will contest from Sangamner constituency while Ashok Chavan will fight from Bhokar constituency.

The candidates have been finalized after the approval of the Central Election Committee of the Congress party. Maharashtra will go to polls for its 288 assembly seats on October 21. Counting of the votes will take place on October 24.

Complete List of Candidates with their respective seats-

  1. Adv. KC Padavi- Akkalkuwa
  2. Padmakar Vijay Singh Valvi- Shahada
  3. Shirish Surupsingh H Naik- Nawapur
  4. Shirish Madhukarrao Chaudhari- Raver
  5. Harshwardhan Vasantrao Sapkal- Buldhana
  6. Anant Sakharam Wankhede- Mehkar (SC)
  7. Amit Subashrao Zanak- Risod
  8. Virendra Walmikrao Jagtap- Dhamangaon Railway
  9. Adv. Yashomati Chandrakant Thakur- Teosa
  10. Amar Sharad Kale- Arvi
  11. Ranjit Pratap Kamble- Deoli
  12. Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar- Savner
  13. Dr. Nitin Raut- Nagpur North (SC)
  14. Vijay Mandevrao Wadettiwar- Brahmapuri
  15. Satish Manohar Varjurakar- Chimur
  16. Smt. Pratibha Suresh Dhanorkar- Warora
  17. Anil Balasaheb Mangrulkar- Yavatmal
  18. Ashokrao Shankarrao Chavan- Bhokar
  19. DP Sawant- Nanded North
  20. Vasantrao Balwantrao Chavan- Naigaon
  21. Raosaheb Jaywant Anantapurkar- Delgur (SC)
  22. Santosh Kautika Tarfe- Kalamnusi
  23. Suresh Ambadas Warpudkar- Pathri
  24. Dr. Kalyan Vaijnathrao Kale- Phulambri
  25. Shaikh Asif Shaikh Rashid- Malegaon Central
  26. Rohit Chandrakant Salve- Ambernath (SC)
  27. Sayyad Muzaffar Hussain- Mira Bhayandar
  28. Suresh Harishchandra Koparkar- Bhandup West
  29. Ashok Bhau Jadhav- Andheri West
  30. Mohd. Aarof Naseem Khan- Chandivali
  31. Chandrakant Damodar Handore- Chembur
  32. Zishan Ziyauddin Siddiqui- Vandre East
  33. Ms. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad- Dharavi (SC)
  34. Ganesh Kumar Yadav- Sion Koliwada
  35. Amin Amirali Patel- Mumbadevi
  36. Ashok Arjunrao Jagtap- Colaba
  37. Manik Motiram Jagtap- Mahad
  38. Sanjay Chandrakant Jagtap- Purandar
  39. Sangram Anantrao Thopte- Bhor
  40. Ramesh Anandrao Bagawe- Pune Cantonment (SC)
  41. Vijay Balasaheb Thorat- Sangamner
  42. Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh- Latur city
  43. Ashok Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar- Nilanga
  44. Basavraj Madhavrao Patil- Ausa
  45. Madhukarrao Devram Chavan- Tuljapur
  46. Ku. Praniti Sushil Kumar Shinde- Solapur City Central
  47. Moulabi Bashumiya Sayeed- Solapur South
  48. Ruturaj Sanjay Patil- Kolhapur South
  49. PN Patil Sadolikar- Karvir
  50. Dr. Vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam- Palu-Kadegaon
  51. Vikram Balasaheb Sawant- Jat

Nitin Raut who heads the party’s SC Department will contest the elections from Nagpur North constituency, which is a reserved seat. Former home minister Sushilkumar Shinde‘s daughter Pariniti has been given ticket from Solapur Central assembly. While former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh‘s son Amit will contest from the Latur City seat.

Important Dates for Maharashtra Polls-

  • The detailed notification will be issued on September 27.
  • Filing of nominations for will begin from September 27 to October 4.
  • Scrutiny of applications will be done on October 5.
  • Nominations withdrawal can be done till October 7.
  • Elections will take place on October 21.
  • Counting of votes will be done on October 24.

Congress has decided to contest on 123-125 seats with NCP in the upcoming polls.

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