Maharashtra Assembly polls 2019: BJP releases third list of 4 candidates
Mumbai, Oct 04: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its third list of four candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly election 2019.
Among the new names in the fourth list released by the party is BJP's candidates for Shirpur, Ramtek, Sakoli, and Malad West assembly Vidhan Sabha seats.
BJP in its second list of candidates named candidates who would be contesting from Sakri, Dhamamgaon Railway, Melghat, Gondiya, Aheri, Pusad, Umarkhed, Baglan, Ulhas Nagar, Baramati, Maval, Kaij, Latur City and Udgir.
However, big names like Eknath Khadse, Vinod Tawde and Prakash Mehta have not been featured yet.
The BJP in its first list has dropped the names of 10 sitting MLAs while 91 sitting MLAs have been given a ticket.
BJP had released its first list for Maharashtra a day after it finalised an alliance with Shiv Sena for the upcoming polls. So far, the BJP has released the names of its candidates on 139 assembly constituencies.
Elections in Maharashtra will be held on October 21 and results will be out on October 24.
During 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections, the BJP and Shiv Sena had contested separately inn which the BJP had won 122 out of 260 seats it had contested while the Sena bagged 63 out of 282 seats. After the BJP formed the government in 2014, the Sena joined it in December the same year.