Maharashtra Polls: BJP Expels Four Rebels Who Are In Fray Against Official Nominees

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 10 October 2019, 09:54 PM
BJP and its allies are contesting 162 seats, while the Shiv Sena has fielded candidates in 126 segments in the 288-member assembly.
BJP and its allies are contesting 162 seats, while the Shiv Sena has fielded candidates in 126 segments in the 288-member assembly. (Photo Credit : Representative image )

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday expelled four rebels who are contesting against the official nominees of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections. A BJP release said Charan Waghmare (Tumsar-Bhandara district), Geeta Jain (Mira-Bhayandar, Thane district), Balasaheb Ohwal (Pimpri-Chinchwad) and DilipDeshmukh (Ahmedpur-Latur district) have been expelled from the party.

Santos Janhate, who was Palghar district general secretary, is contesting as an independent candidate after quitting the party, the release said.

The BJP and its allies are contesting 162 seats, while the Uddhav Thackeray-led party has fielded candidates in 126 segments in the 288-member assembly.


First Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019 09:28 PM
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