The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday announced its first list of candidates for forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The NCP's list has names of 11 candidates from Maharashtra and one from Lakshadweep.
The NCP has fielded Supriya Sule from Baramati, Sanjay Dina Patil from Mumbai North East, Anand Paranjpe from Thane, Sunil Tatkare from Raigad. However, state party President Jayant Patil did not name the nominee for the Maval constituency, from where Pawar's grand-nephew Parth Ajit Pawar is expected to contest.
NCP announces a list of candidates for #LokSabhaElections2019 including Supriya Sule from Baramati, Sanjay Dina Patil from Mumbai North East, Anand Paranjpe from Thane, Sunil Tatkare from Raigad. Mohammad Faisal from Lakshwadeep.— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
Also, candidature for Madha constituency remains undecided. The constituency is witnessing a sharp tussle between the sitting MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil and his son Ranjitsinh, with the latter virtually threatening to walk over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if denied a ticket.
With 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, Maharashtra sends the second highest number of MPs after Uttar Pradesh which has 80 seats. In 2014, the NCP and the Congress had fielded 21 and 26 candidates respectively. However, the grand old party managed to win just two seats and the NCP grabbed 4 of them.
Names of all the candidates in first list of NCP:
1. Baramati - Supriya Sule
2. Thane - Anand Paranjpe
3. Kalyan - Babaji Patil
4. Mumbai Northeast - Sanjay Dina Patil
5. Kolhapur - Dhananjay Mahadik
6. Raigad - Sunil Tatkare
7. Jalgaon - Gulabrao Deokar
8. Parbhani - Rajesh Vitekar
9. Buldhana - Rajendra Shingane
10. Satara - Udayanraje Bhosale
11. Hatkanangale - Raju Shetty (NCP will support candidature of Swabhimani Paksha)
12. Lakshadweep - Mohammed Faizal