The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has recently come out with its second list of candidates for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra. The list includes the names of Adv. Khateeb Vakeel (Solapur Central), Dr. Sunil Gavit (Navapur), Dr. Abu Altamash Faizi (Mumbra Kalwa), and Narendra Bhambwani (Mira Road). Preeti Sharma, the national spokesperson of AAP, had earlier spoken to the media stating there is no opposition in Maharashtra and that the Congress-NCP alliance is a 'B-team' of the BJP. Furthermore, she added that AAP is going to play a key role in the upcoming assembly elections.
AAP had earlier released the first list of candidates. The party has decided to contest on 50 odd seats in the assembly elections. The first list of candidates is as follows, Vitthal Lad (Jogeshwari East), Siraj Khan (Chandivili), Dilip Tawde (Dindoshi), Paromita Goswami (Bramhapuri), Anand Gurav (Karveer), Vishal Vadghule (Nandgaon), Abhijit More (Kothrud), and Sandeep Sonawane (Parvati). The AAP has decided to make the environment a key issue in the upcoming elections. Furthermore, the party has hit back at the Devendra Fadnavis Government over their stand on the axing of trees in the Aarey colony.
The Election Commission has recently made an announcement that Maharashtra is to go to polls on October 21 this year. The state of Maharashtra has 288 Assembly seats. The elections will be held in a single-phase and the counting procedure would be held on October 24. The Election Commission chief Sunil Arora also announced that the last date of nomination is on October 4. Arora also notified the media that the parties in Maharashtra had wanted the polls to be concluded by Dhanteras.