Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Both alliances face rebel leaders on at least 30 seats

BJP and Shiv Sena, both the parties had to compromise while giving tickets to the candidates. This happened because of the mass exodus of prominent leaders from Congress and NCP into the ruling parties – BJP and Shiv Sena - in Maharashtra

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Ahead of the 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections, both the alliance in Maharashtra - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance along with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance - will face rebel leaders in 30 assembly constituencies.

This comes ahead of the assembly polls in Maharashtra which are scheduled on October 21 while the last date for withdrawing the nomination was on October 7.

BJP and Shiv Sena, both the parties had to compromise while giving tickets to the candidates. This happened because of the mass exodus of prominent leaders from Congress and NCP into the ruling parties – BJP and Shiv Sena - in Maharashtra.

The rebel leaders from both the alliance left the parties and filed their nomination from the desired constituency to contest the assembly elections in Maharashtra. 

Nearly 144 rebel leaders have filed nomination from 50-odd assembly seats across Maharashtra.

However, on Monday, senior BJP leaders including Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and party’s state unit President Chandrakant Patil tried to convince the rebel leaders to back down from contesting the assembly polls in their independent capacity.

Despite this, there are still 30 assembly seats on which rebel leaders are contesting the upcoming polls as independent candidates.

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In the case of saffron parties, the rebel leaders have opposed the candidates officially nominated by the alliance. On the other hand, the NCP-Congress alliance is facing a rebellion from smaller parties as they didn’t get seats they expected. 

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