Dharmarao Atram, Pankaj Bhujbal in NCP’s 2nd List for Maha Polls
The NCP announced a list of 77 candidates, featuring senior leaders Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday, 3 October, released its second list of 20 candidates for the 21 October Maharashtra Assembly elections.
Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's son Pankaj and former state minister Dharmarao Baba Atram figure in the list. Pankaj will contest from Nandgaon constituency in Nashik district, while Atram will contest from Aheri in Gadchiroli district.
The list also includes three women candidates – Dipika Chavan (from Baglan seat), Saroj Ahire (Devlali) and Sulakshana Shilwant (Pimpri).
The Sharad Pawar-led party has named 97 candidates for the election so far.
First List Featured 77 Candidates
Its first consolidated list of 77 candidates, released on Wednesday, included the names of senior leaders Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal.
Sharad Pawar's grand-nephew Rohit Pawar will make his electoral debut from Karjat Jamkhed in Ahmednagar district against Ram Shinde, a sitting BJP MLA and minister.
Ajit Pawar, former deputy chief minister, will contest from Baramati. State NCP chief Jayant Patil will contest from Islampur, and Bhujbal from Yeola.
Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde, will contest from Parli. Mumbai NCP president Nawab Malik will contest from Anushaktinagar in Mumbai.
From Kej, the party has fielded Prithviraj Sathe.
Earlier, it had announced Namita Mundada's candidature, but she joined the BJP.
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