New Delhi, May 8 : BJP on Friday announced the names of four candidates for the upcoming biennial election to Maharashtra Legislative Council. The Central Election Committee announced the names of Nagpur city BJP chief Praveen Datke, Gopichand Pandalkar, Dr Ajit Gopchade and Ranjit Singh Mohite Patil, party General Secretary Arun Singh said in a statement here.
Elections to the nine Council seats which fell vacant on April 24 were withheld due to Coronavirus outbreak. However, the Election Commission has last week granted permission for holding elections and stated that necessary guidelines will need to be ensured for safety against Covid-19 during the polls.
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi partners, including Shiv Sena, Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, are set to contest the elections together which are scheduled to be held on May 21. (UNI)