Seen by many as a game changer, the Maharashtra assembly elections have been swinging to its full form with the list of candidates being released by various parties.
Each political party seems to be envisioning a boost in stake by fielding women candidates across the constituencies.
Contesting the 288 seats across the state, Congress has brought in 27 women candidates to the forefront. Ameeta Ashok Chavan is one prominent name.
Ex-chief minister Ashok Chavan’s wife is also making her electoral debut with this assembly poll. Notable candidates holding hands with Congress are Varsha Gaikwad standing at Dharavi, Yashomati Thakur at Teosa, Nirmala Gavit at Igatpuri and Annie Shekhar at Colaba district.
Pankaja Munde, daughter of late BJP leader Govinda Munde will be the BJP candidate from Parli. BJP in fact is desperate to tackle any drift after their truck with the Shiv Sena went adrift. Visit the official website for all the info.
As many as 21 woman candidates have been fielded by the BJP with a major share making their debut. Bharti Lavhekar and Manda Mhatre, who had previously appeared for NCP, would be the faces for BJP this time around.
After drifting away from their respective alliances, NCP and Shiv Sena would foresee the elections as the ground for their stand-alone stronghold. While NCP has listed 16 women candidates across the state, Shiv Sena has opted to field 10 women candidates.
The assembly elections will happen in a single-phase on 15th of October. The results will be announced on the 19th.