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Oct 05, 2019

Hectic election-related activities underway in Maharashtra

In Maharashtra, hectic election-related activities are underway. With the filing of nomination papers ending yesterday, the election officials are busy scrutinising them. In all, 5,534 candidates have filed nominations. Maharashtra votes on October 21 for the 288-member  legislative assembly. 

AIR correspondent reports, the highlights of today’s political activity are the election commission validating and accepting the nomination papers of Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis.

A controversy had erupted over Fadnavis’ affidavit which he submitted before the election commission after Congress candidate from the Nagpur South-West seat Ashish Deshmukh who raised objections over filing of affidavit by the senior BJP leader.

On the poll campaign front, the Congress and NCP announced the list of star campaigners. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met the leaders from the OBC, Dhangar and other communities in Mumbai. The leaders declared their full support to the Shiv Sena. 

NCP leader Sharad Pawar while addressing an election campaign in Kolhapur urged the party workers from Congress-NCP alliance to sink their differences and work to win the elections.

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