New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Election Commission on Saturday held a press conference and announced about the schedule of the upcoming Assembly Elections in Maharashtra.

The Polling will be held on 21 October in Maharashtra while the results will be announced on 24 October. The notification will be issued on 27 September, while the last date for the nominations to be filed will be October 4. The scrutiny of nominations will be done on 5th October and the last date for withdrawal of nominations will be 7 October.

Parties have already started their preparations for the upcoming Assembly Elections. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also took out a Maha Jan Aadesh Yatra last month to reach out to voters across the state. PM Modi also addressed a rally at the close of the roadshow.  

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Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the BJP and Sena will contest the Assembly elections jointly and an announcement on the seat-sharing formula will be made in the next two days.

In 2014, the BJP emerged victorious as it won 122 seats in the 288-member assembly.

The NCP and Congress have also geared-up. The two parties will contest in 125 seats each in the Assembly Elections. NCP chief Sharad Pawar announced that the seat-sharing pact between the grand old party and his 20-year-old organisation has been finalised.

As per the arrangement, 38 seats will be left for allies to contest, he tweeted. In 2014, the two parties had contested the state elections separately. NCP had then ended the 15-year alliance after the two parties had been unable to reach a seat-sharing arrangement ahead of Assembly elections.

Congress had won 42 seats while the NCP had won 41 seats in 2014 polls. The BJP had emerged as the single-largest party in the state with 122 seats.

Posted By: Talib Khan