The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday came out with its list of star campaigners for Maharashtra in connection with the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 scheduled to be held in seven phases between April 11 and May 19. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, his daughter Supriya Sule and senior leader Praful Patel are among the 40 star-campaigners featuring in the list.
"The Central Parliamentary Board of Nationalist Congress Party has released the list of star campaigners for Maharashtra, in connection with the forthcoming General Elections to Lok Sabha 2019, which is as under," the NCP wrote in a statement along with the names of campaigners.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) releases list of star campaigners for #LokSabhaElections2019 for Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Supriya Sule feature on the list. pic.twitter.com/j3S6OSqekY— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2019
Early in the month, Pawar announced that he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The 78-year-old veteran politician said as two members of his family are going to contest the polls, "somebody had to step back."
The former Maharashtra chief minister also added that his nephew and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar's son Parth Pawar will be NCP's candidate from Maval Lok Sabha constituency. Ajit Pawar is an NCP MLA from Pune district. The NCP chief's daughter Supriya Sule currently represents the family bastion of Baramati in the Lok Sabha.
In Maharashtra, voting will be held in four phases right from the starting of elections on April 11. The dates of polling in Maharashtra are April 11, 18, 23 and 29. The counting of votes for all the phases will be taken up on May 23, 2019.