Congress appoints five election in-charge for Maharashtra assembly elections

Congress and NCP will be contesting the polls with 125 seats each while the smaller allies will contest the assembly elections on 38 seats

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Congress is likely to declare its first list of candidates who will be contesting the upcoming 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections. Congress on Thursday appointed five senior party leaders as election in-charge in different parts of the state. 

Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said that All India Congress Committee (AICC) has approved the proposal of appointing five election-in charges for Maharashtra assembly polls. The five senior leaders include Mukul Wasnik, Avinash Pandey, Rajni Patil, RC Khuntia and Rajeev Satav. 

Wasnik has been appointed as the election in-charge of Vidarbha region while Avinash Pandey has been appointed to take responsibility for Mumbai region and Election Control Room.

Moreover, Congress has appointed Rajni Patil as election in-charge for Western and Kokan region, RC Khuntia for Northern Maharashtra followed by Rajeev Satav for Marathwada region. 

Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are contesting the upcoming assembly polls in alliance and the seat distribution issue between the two parties has been resolved on the basis of 50-50 seat-sharing formula.

Congress and NCP will be contesting the polls with 125 seats each while the smaller allies will contest the assembly elections on 38 seats. Samajwadi Party (SP) will also be fielding seven candidates in alliance with Congress, the internal sources informed. 

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Earlier in 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections, the Congress and NCP contested the polls separately and were defeated. Congress managed to win on 42 assembly seats while NCP got 41 seats. 

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