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Ruling MVA releases candidates' list for Maharashtra Legislative Council polls

NCP and Congress, of the ruling coalition government led by Uddhav Thackeray, will contest on two seats each, while Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena will only contest on one seat in the upcoming Legislative Counci

Ruling MVA releases candidates' list for Maharashtra Legislative Council polls
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On November 20, the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has released a list of all five candidates for the December 1 biennial election to five graduates' and teachers' constituencies of the State Legislative Council.

The elections will be held between 8 am to 5 pm on December 1 and counting of votes will take place on December 3.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, of the ruling coalition government led by Uddhav Thackeray, will contest on two seats each, while Shiv Sena will only contest on one seat in the upcoming Legislative Council elections.

Earlier in the day, NCP chief held a review meeting with the party ministers where they decided to contest the polls jointly.

Later, the list was submitted as a part of the joint statement issued by state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Jayant Patil, senior Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai and state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat.

Shiv Sena's Shrikant Deshpande has been chosen to fight for the Amravati region teacher's constituency, while NCP's Arun Lad and Satish Chavan will contest from Pune and Aurangabad graduate constituencies respectively. Congress' Jayant Asgaonkar and Abhijit Vanjari were fielded from Pune teachers’ constituency and Nagpur graduate constituency respectively.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) had on November 2 declared polls for five seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, which have been vacant since July 19 after the completion of the term of the sitting members.

The five seats are being vacated by Chavan Satish Bhanudasrao, Chandrakant Bachhu Patil, Anil Madhukar Sole, Shrikant Deshpande, and Dattatraya Achyutrao Sawant.

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