Maharashtra Polls 2019: BJP dumps Raj Purohit, Praskash Mehta in fourth list of 7 candidates
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released the fourth list of seven candidates for the upcoming polls in Maharashtra. In a surprise move, the party has not fielded Raj Purohit, Prakash Mehta and Vinod Tawde.
According to the list, Rohini Kadse will contest the elections from Muktainagar, Charan Singh Thakur will contest from Katol, Pradeep Padole will fight from Tumsar.
While Rahul Dhikale will contest from Nashik East, Sunil Rane from Borivali, Parag Shah from Ghatkopar East and Rahul Narvekar from Colaba.
With this, the seat-sharing formula between the BJP and Shiv Sena has been finalised. The saffron party will contest on 150 seats, the Shiv Sena will contest on 124 seats while the remaining seats are left for other allies.
Here's the seventh list:
With this, the BJP has announced 150 candidates for the respective number of seats and 95 of them have already filed their nomination papers.
The party had released the first list of candidates on Tuesday. According to the first list, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be contesting from Nagpur South West while the state party chief Chandrakant Patil will contest from Kothrud and Pankaja Munde will be fighting the elections from Parli.
The BJP, in the first list, had dropped the names of 10 sitting MLAs while 91 sitting MLAs were given tickets to contest the assembly polls. The first list, however, contained the names of five leaders who switched from Congress, four who quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and two independents.
Elections will be held in Maharashtra, along with Haryana -- both ruled by the BJP -- on October 21 and the results will be announced on October 24. In the 2014 Assembly Polls in Maharashtra, the BJP had won 122 of the 260 seats it contested in the state.
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