LokSabha 2019: NCP announces first list of Lok Sabha candidates

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 15 March 2019

Jayant Patil said, “There would be another two lists and will be announced in the next two days.”

MUMBAI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) announced its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha (LS) elections on Thursday. While releasing the first list of 12 candidates, NCP has kept suspense over the Baramati and Ahmednagar seat. The NCP gave the seat of Hatkanangale to Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna. 

Supriya Sule will contest from Baramati, while Udayanraje Bhosale will contest from Satara. 

Sanjay Dina Patil (Mumbai Northeast), Anand Paranjape (Thane), Babaji Balaram Patil (Kalyan) and Sunil Tatkare (Raigad) are among those who figure in the first list.

The party has also given support to Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana Chief Raju Shetti, who will contest from Hatkanangale constituency.

The Congress and NCP have reached a pre-poll alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. NCP released its list a day after Congress’s announcement of its first list of 21 candidates out of which 5 candidates are from State.  NCP State President Jayant Patil announce the name of the candidates during a press conference after a meeting with NCP senior leaders. 

Though the party announced names of 12 candidates, there was no announcement about the Maval constituency seat from where NCP Chief Sharad Pawar’s grand-nephew and leader Ajit Pawar’s son is expected to contest and Madha from where the party workers are forcing Sharad Pawar to contest. However, the hot seat of Ahmednagar was also not announced in the first list. 

Jayant Patil said, “There would be another two lists and will be announced in the next two days.”

Shetti is demanding two seats from the Congress and NCP. He wants one seat from each Congress and NCP. He has given an ultimatum to both party leaders about the seat sharing and said that he would wait till Thursday night. Hence, he will be free to decide whether he wants to be a part of the NCP-Congress alliance.

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