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Key Candidate List of Maharashtra Assembly Election - In Pictures

Politics | News18 | October 24, 2019, 7:33 am
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 The youngest of the Thackerays to enter politics, Aditya, is contesting the 2019 state assembly polls from Worli. At age 29, he is currently serving as the president of the Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena. As literary enthusiast like his grandfather Bal Thackeray, Aditya is a published author. He published his first book 'My Thoughts in Black and White' in 2007. In 2008, he turned a lyricist and release a private album. As the leader of the youth and the young brigade in the party, he has been vocal about the proposed revival of Mumbai nightlife. (Image: Network18)
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The youngest of the Thackerays to enter politics, Aditya, is contesting the 2019 state assembly polls from Worli. At age 29, he is currently serving as the president of the Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena. As literary enthusiast like his grandfather Bal Thackeray, Aditya is a published author. He published his first book 'My Thoughts in Black and White' in 2007. In 2008, he turned a lyricist and release a private album. As the leader of the youth and the young brigade in the party, he has been vocal about the proposed revival of Mumbai nightlife. (Image: Network18)

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 Ajit Pawar is the Nationalist Congress Party's candidate from Baramati constituency for the state assembly polls. He is looking forward to a re-election for a seventh term. A high profile NCP leader, Pawar, who is also the nephew of the party chief Sharad Pawar, had earlier in 2019 resigned as MLA. The 60-year old politician has an experience of three decade in the politics. He has served as served as the deputy chief minister of the state and also the Minister of State for key portfolios like water resources, rural soil conservation development, power and planning. (Image: Network18)
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Ajit Pawar is the Nationalist Congress Party's candidate from Baramati constituency for the state assembly polls. He is looking forward to a re-election for a seventh term. A high profile NCP leader, Pawar, who is also the nephew of the party chief Sharad Pawar, had earlier in 2019 resigned as MLA. The 60-year old politician has an experience of three decade in the politics. He has served as served as the deputy chief minister of the state and also the Minister of State for key portfolios like water resources, rural soil conservation development, power and planning. (Image: Network18)

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 Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh, son of two time chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, is a Congress leader who represents Latur city in the Maharashtra state assembly. He is the National secretary of the All Indian Congress Committee. In 2014, he was appointed as Minister of State for Tourism for Tourism, Food and Drugs Administration, Excise and New Renewable Energy. Earlier, he has served as the Vice President of the Youth Congress in the 2002 and 2008. (Image: Network18)
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Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh, son of two time chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, is a Congress leader who represents Latur city in the Maharashtra state assembly. He is the National secretary of the All Indian Congress Committee. In 2014, he was appointed as Minister of State for Tourism for Tourism, Food and Drugs Administration, Excise and New Renewable Energy. Earlier, he has served as the Vice President of the Youth Congress in the 2002 and 2008. (Image: Network18)

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 Congress leader Ashok Chavan is a former chief minister of Maharashtra, who is contesting state assembly elections this year from Bhokar after losing the recent Lok Sabha polls. Earlier, he has also served as the minister for cultural affairs, industries, mines and protocol in the Vilasrao Deshmukh government. Chavan started his political career in the Congress as the general secretary of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. In 1987, he was even elected MP from Nanded Lok Sabha constituency. Currently, he is serving as the President of the Maharashtra Congress Committee. (Image: Network18)
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Congress leader Ashok Chavan is a former chief minister of Maharashtra, who is contesting state assembly elections this year from Bhokar after losing the recent Lok Sabha polls. Earlier, he has also served as the minister for cultural affairs, industries, mines and protocol in the Vilasrao Deshmukh government. Chavan started his political career in the Congress as the general secretary of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. In 1987, he was even elected MP from Nanded Lok Sabha constituency. Currently, he is serving as the President of the Maharashtra Congress Committee. (Image: Network18)

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 Chadrakantdada Patil is the state BJP president and is contesting his maiden assembly election from Kothrud constituency in Pune. He was elected cabinet minister of Maharashtra since July 2016 and is handling the revenue, relief and rehabilitation and public works department. Patil was appointed the guardian minister of Pune in 2019 after Girish Bapat resigned following his election as MP from Pune Lok Sabha constituency. A staunch BJP loyalist, he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at the age of 18 in 1980. Patil joined the BJP in 2004 and was elected its vice president in 2013. (Image: Network18)
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Chadrakantdada Patil is the state BJP president and is contesting his maiden assembly election from Kothrud constituency in Pune. He was elected cabinet minister of Maharashtra since July 2016 and is handling the revenue, relief and rehabilitation and public works department. Patil was appointed the guardian minister of Pune in 2019 after Girish Bapat resigned following his election as MP from Pune Lok Sabha constituency. A staunch BJP loyalist, he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at the age of 18 in 1980. Patil joined the BJP in 2004 and was elected its vice president in 2013. (Image: Network18)

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 Devendra Fadnavis is the second youngest chief minister of Maharashtra and represents the Nagpur South West constituency. A member of both the BJP and the RSS, Fadnavis began his political career in 1989 as the ward president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and rose within party ranks to become the president of the state unit in 2013. He won his first municipal election from Ram Nagar ward and five years later became the youngest mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. He is also the second CM of Maharashtra to have completed his full tenure. (Image: Network18)
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Devendra Fadnavis is the second youngest chief minister of Maharashtra and represents the Nagpur South West constituency. A member of both the BJP and the RSS, Fadnavis began his political career in 1989 as the ward president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and rose within party ranks to become the president of the state unit in 2013. He won his first municipal election from Ram Nagar ward and five years later became the youngest mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. He is also the second CM of Maharashtra to have completed his full tenure. (Image: Network18)

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 Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshkmukh, the younger son of former CM Vilasrao Deskhmukh, is contesting the state elections for the first time from Latur rural seat. The 36-year old has previously won the Maharashtra Zilla Parishad elections in 2017 from Ekurga from Latur zilla parishad. (Image: Network18)
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Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshkmukh, the younger son of former CM Vilasrao Deskhmukh, is contesting the state elections for the first time from Latur rural seat. The 36-year old has previously won the Maharashtra Zilla Parishad elections in 2017 from Ekurga from Latur zilla parishad. (Image: Network18)

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 BJP leader Girish Mahajan has been contesting and winning state elections from the Jamner constituency since 1994. He is seeking a re-election this year as well. In the Fadnavis government, he is currently serving as the minister of water resources, medical education and irrigation in the state. Mahajan has risen within ranks of the party, from president of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha in late 1980s to vice president of the party in 1993. (Image: Network18)
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BJP leader Girish Mahajan has been contesting and winning state elections from the Jamner constituency since 1994. He is seeking a re-election this year as well. In the Fadnavis government, he is currently serving as the minister of water resources, medical education and irrigation in the state. Mahajan has risen within ranks of the party, from president of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha in late 1980s to vice president of the party in 1993. (Image: Network18)

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 Harshavardhan Patil is a former Congress leader who quit the party to join BJP in 2019. He will contest the state assembly elections from Indapur constituency. He is was one of the few ministers who held the post of minister for four consecutive terms between1995 and 2014 in the state. In addition, he has also held the responsibilities of the cooperative ministry and legislative affairs. Earlier, he was elected MLA as an Independent from 1995 to 2014. (Image: Network18)
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Harshavardhan Patil is a former Congress leader who quit the party to join BJP in 2019. He will contest the state assembly elections from Indapur constituency. He is was one of the few ministers who held the post of minister for four consecutive terms between1995 and 2014 in the state. In addition, he has also held the responsibilities of the cooperative ministry and legislative affairs. Earlier, he was elected MLA as an Independent from 1995 to 2014. (Image: Network18)

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 Jayant Patil has represented Islampur Walva as a MLA from the Nationalist Congress Party six times over the 27 years. He is looking forward to a re-election this year as well. Son of a renowned leader of Maharashtra Rajarambapu Patil, Jayant was not very keen to enter politics during his initial years. He began his political journey in the state as the chairman of the cooperative sugar factory in Sangli area. Jayant has also served as the finance minister of the state in the former Congress and NCP government between 1999 and 2008. He is often credited with reviving the state economy from a low point in 2003-2004. (Image: Network18)
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Jayant Patil has represented Islampur Walva as a MLA from the Nationalist Congress Party six times over the 27 years. He is looking forward to a re-election this year as well. Son of a renowned leader of Maharashtra Rajarambapu Patil, Jayant was not very keen to enter politics during his initial years. He began his political journey in the state as the chairman of the cooperative sugar factory in Sangli area. Jayant has also served as the finance minister of the state in the former Congress and NCP government between 1999 and 2008. He is often credited with reviving the state economy from a low point in 2003-2004. (Image: Network18)

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 CPI(M) leader Jiva Pandu Gavit is a seven term MLA from Surgana and Kalwan constituencies. He is seeking a re-election from Kalwan constituency this state elections. He was elected pro-term speaker of the Maharashtra state assembly in 2014. A staunch communist Gavit was first elected from Surgana in 1978. (Image: Network18)
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CPI(M) leader Jiva Pandu Gavit is a seven term MLA from Surgana and Kalwan constituencies. He is seeking a re-election from Kalwan constituency this state elections. He was elected pro-term speaker of the Maharashtra state assembly in 2014. A staunch communist Gavit was first elected from Surgana in 1978. (Image: Network18)

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 Nana Patole is a former member of parliament from the BJP representing the Bhandara-Gondiya constituency in Maharashtra. In 2017, Patole resigned from the BJP and joined the Congress party in 2018. Previously, he has held the position of the Bhandara Zilla Parishad from the Sangadi Zilla Parishad constituency. He is a serving member of the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests. (Image: Network18)
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Nana Patole is a former member of parliament from the BJP representing the Bhandara-Gondiya constituency in Maharashtra. In 2017, Patole resigned from the BJP and joined the Congress party in 2018. Previously, he has held the position of the Bhandara Zilla Parishad from the Sangadi Zilla Parishad constituency. He is a serving member of the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests. (Image: Network18)

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 Daughter of senior state leader, Gopinateh Munde, Pankaja is the current minister of rural development, women and child welfare of Maharashtra, who is contesting state elections from Parli constituency in Beed district. She defeated her cousin Dhananjay Munde by a margin of 25,000 votes in the 2014 polls and is expected to lock horns with him against this time. A businesswoman in the sugar factory sector, Pankaja received the 'Powerful Politician' award in the year 2017. She has been integral to key activities of the party like the 'Punha Sangharsha Yatra' which was earlier led by her father in 1995. (Image: Network18)
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Daughter of senior state leader, Gopinateh Munde, Pankaja is the current minister of rural development, women and child welfare of Maharashtra, who is contesting state elections from Parli constituency in Beed district. She defeated her cousin Dhananjay Munde by a margin of 25,000 votes in the 2014 polls and is expected to lock horns with him against this time. A businesswoman in the sugar factory sector, Pankaja received the 'Powerful Politician' award in the year 2017. She has been integral to key activities of the party like the 'Punha Sangharsha Yatra' which was earlier led by her father in 1995. (Image: Network18)

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 Daughter of former Home Minister, Sushik Kumar Shinde, Praniti is the sitting MLA from Solapur city where she is seeking a re-election from this year. A social worker by profession, she helps people though her NGO JaiJui. She also serves as a media panellist of the All India Congress Committee. (Image: Network18)
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Daughter of former Home Minister, Sushik Kumar Shinde, Praniti is the sitting MLA from Solapur city where she is seeking a re-election from this year. A social worker by profession, she helps people though her NGO JaiJui. She also serves as a media panellist of the All India Congress Committee. (Image: Network18)

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 Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan was the 17th chief minister of Maharashtra. In the 2019 state assembly elections, he is seeking a re-election from Karad (South) constituency. The 73-year old politician, won the seat by a margin more than 16000 votes in the last elections. He has formerly served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. He was also the general secretary of the All-India Congress Committee and in-charge of many state including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: Network18)
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Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan was the 17th chief minister of Maharashtra. In the 2019 state assembly elections, he is seeking a re-election from Karad (South) constituency. The 73-year old politician, won the seat by a margin more than 16000 votes in the last elections. He has formerly served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. He was also the general secretary of the All-India Congress Committee and in-charge of many state including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: Network18)

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 Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil is the minister of housing in the state of Maharashtra and is contesting state elections from Shirdi state assembly constituency on a BJP ticket. He joined the BJP in 2019 after resigning from the Congress. Patil has served as the minister of educational and transportation in the Ashok Chavan government was re-elected as agriculture and marketing minister in the Prithviraj Chavan government. (Image: Network18)
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Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil is the minister of housing in the state of Maharashtra and is contesting state elections from Shirdi state assembly constituency on a BJP ticket. He joined the BJP in 2019 after resigning from the Congress. Patil has served as the minister of educational and transportation in the Ashok Chavan government was re-elected as agriculture and marketing minister in the Prithviraj Chavan government. (Image: Network18)

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 NCP leader Rohit Pawar, the grand nephew of former union minister Sharad Pawar, is the CEO of Baramati Agro and is going to contest election for the first time from the Kajrat-Jamkhed assembly constituency. He has previously contested and won the zilla parishad election from Shirusufal in Baramati taluka, Pune in 2017. In the 2019 elections, he was a star campaigner for the NCP. (Image: Network18)
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NCP leader Rohit Pawar, the grand nephew of former union minister Sharad Pawar, is the CEO of Baramati Agro and is going to contest election for the first time from the Kajrat-Jamkhed assembly constituency. He has previously contested and won the zilla parishad election from Shirusufal in Baramati taluka, Pune in 2017. In the 2019 elections, he was a star campaigner for the NCP. (Image: Network18)

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 Heir to the Satara royal family, BJP leader Shivendra Raje Bhosale is re-contesting state elections from the Satara constituency in the coming state elections. He was previously elected as MLA from 2004 to 2019 as a member of the Nationalist Congress Party. Shivendra is the son of the former MLA Abhaya Raje Bhosale. Lok Sabha MP from Satara Udhayanraje Bhosale, a member of the BJP, is his cousin. (Image: Network18)
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Heir to the Satara royal family, BJP leader Shivendra Raje Bhosale is re-contesting state elections from the Satara constituency in the coming state elections. He was previously elected as MLA from 2004 to 2019 as a member of the Nationalist Congress Party. Shivendra is the son of the former MLA Abhaya Raje Bhosale. Lok Sabha MP from Satara Udhayanraje Bhosale, a member of the BJP, is his cousin. (Image: Network18)

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 Son of late Congress leader Patangao Kadam, Vishwajeet is re-contesting state elections from Palus-Kadegaon constituency. (Image: Network18)
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Son of late Congress leader Patangao Kadam, Vishwajeet is re-contesting state elections from Palus-Kadegaon constituency. (Image: Network18)

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