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 Congress Central Election Committee announces the first list of candidates for the ensuing elections to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/LUruU7UNWB
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 29, 2019
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-
- Adv. KC Padavi- Akkalkuwa
- Padmakar Vijay Singh Valvi- Shahada
- Shirish Surupsingh H Naik- Nawapur
- Shirish Madhukarrao Chaudhari- Raver
- Harshwardhan Vasantrao Sapkal- Buldhana
- Anant Sakharam Wankhede- Mehkar (SC)
- Amit Subashrao Zanak- Risod
- Virendra Walmikrao Jagtap- Dhamangaon Railway
- Adv. Yashomati Chandrakant Thakur- Teosa
- Amar Sharad Kale- Arvi
- Ranjit Pratap Kamble- Deoli
- Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar- Savner
- Dr. Nitin Raut- Nagpur North (SC)
- Vijay Mandevrao Wadettiwar- Brahmapuri
- Satish Manohar Varjurakar- Chimur
- Smt. Pratibha Suresh Dhanorkar- Warora
- Anil Balasaheb Mangrulkar- Yavatmal
- Ashokrao Shankarrao Chavan- Bhokar
- DP Sawant- Nanded North
- Vasantrao Balwantrao Chavan- Naigaon
- Raosaheb Jaywant Anantapurkar- Delgur (SC)
- Santosh Kautika Tarfe- Kalamnusi
- Suresh Ambadas Warpudkar- Pathri
- Dr. Kalyan Vaijnathrao Kale- Phulambri
- Shaikh Asif Shaikh Rashid- Malegaon Central
- Rohit Chandrakant Salve- Ambernath (SC)
- Sayyad Muzaffar Hussain- Mira Bhayandar
- Suresh Harishchandra Koparkar- Bhandup West
- Ashok Bhau Jadhav- Andheri West
- Mohd. Aarof Naseem Khan- Chandivali
- Chandrakant Damodar Handore- Chembur
- Zishan Ziyauddin Siddiqui- Vandre East
- Ms. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad- Dharavi (SC)
- Ganesh Kumar Yadav- Sion Koliwada
- Amin Amirali Patel- Mumbadevi
- Ashok Arjunrao Jagtap- Colaba
- Manik Motiram Jagtap- Mahad
- Sanjay Chandrakant Jagtap- Purandar
- Sangram Anantrao Thopte- Bhor
- Ramesh Anandrao Bagawe- Pune Cantonment (SC)
- Vijay Balasaheb Thorat- Sangamner
- Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh- Latur city
- Ashok Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar- Nilanga
- Basavraj Madhavrao Patil- Ausa
- Madhukarrao Devram Chavan- Tuljapur
- Ku. Praniti Sushil Kumar Shinde- Solapur City Central
- Moulabi Bashumiya Sayeed- Solapur South
- Ruturaj Sanjay Patil- Kolhapur South
- PN Patil Sadolikar- Karvir
- Dr. Vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam- Palu-Kadegaon
- 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.