Np News 24 Beed: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Wednesday announced the first list of candidates for the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. The list has names of five candidates.
It includes senior leader Dhananjay Munde from the party. Pawar made the announcement in Beed district during a meeting with party workers. The party also tweeted regarding the same on social media site Twitter. Dhananjay Munde is the leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Council, from Beed’s Parli Assembly seat.
He might clash with cousin and State minister Pankaja Munde yet again. Pankaja Munde defeated her cousin in the 2014 Assembly polls from Parli by 25,895 votes. Besides, Pawar also announced four other candidates – Sandip Kshirsagar (from Beed seat), Vijaysinh Pandit (Gevrai), Prakash Solanke (Majalgaon) and Namita Mundada (Kaij).The Beed Assembly seat is currently represented by Sandip Kshirsagar’s uncle and State minister Jaydutt Kshirsagar, who quit the NCP and joined the Shiv Sena earlier this year. The NCP suffered a setback recently after some of its senior leaders joined BJP and Sena.