Aurangabad/Mumbai, May 10 : NCP finalized the names of Shashikant Shinde and Amol Mitkari as contestants for the Maharashtra Legislative Council poll, Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil announced on Sunday. Minister Patil expressed confidence that the duo selected persons will succeed in the electoral fray scheduled for May 21.
On May 8, the BJP nominated Gopichand Padalkar, Ranjitsinh Mohite-Patil, Dr Ajit Gopzade and Pravin Datke for the much-awaited contest. Out of the nine seats, the BJP is likely to hold sway over four while the Shiv Sena may emerge victorious on two. (UNI)