The BJP and Shiv Sena have sealed a pre-poll alliance deal in Maharashtra under which the former is contesting on 25 and the latter on 23 seats. The NCP and Congress have also announced their alliance. According to the alliance, the Congress will contest on 24 and NCP 20. Both the parties have left two seats each for their alliance partners.
Congress candidates in Maharashtra for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Nana Patole: Nagpur, Dr Namdev Dallujui Usendi: Gadchiroli-Chimur, Priya Dutt: Mumbai North-Central, Milind Deora: Mumbai South, Sushil Kumar Shinde: Solapur, Kunal Rohidas Patil: Dhule, Advocate Charulata Khajasingh Tokas: Wardha, Manikrao G Thakare: Yavatmal-Washim.
NCP's candidates in Maharashtra for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Babaji Patil: Kalyan, Gulabrao Deokar: Jalgaon, Rajendra Shingane: Buldhana and Udayanraje Bhosale: Satara.
According to the News Nation Opinion Poll, 50 per cent of the people feel that Narendra Modi is the most favourable prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. However, 33 per cent of people want Rahul Gandhi to run the country.
NCP's candidates in Maharashtra for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Supriya Sule: Baramati, Anand Paranjpe: Thane, Sanjay Dina Patil: Mumbai North-East, Dhananjay Mahadik: Kolhapur, Sunil Tatkare: Raigad.
The final phase of polling in Maharashtra will be held on April 29 when 17 constituencies including Nandurbar, Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai South, Maval, Shirur and Shirdi will go for polls.
A total of 14 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls on April 23 during the third phase. They include Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Hatkanangle.
The seats that will vote in the second phase on April 18 are Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur and Solapur constituencies. Most of these seats fall under Marathwada region.
In Maharashtra, voting will be held on April 11 for seven seats, namely Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur and Yavatmal-Washim, all in Vidarbha region.
BJP's candidates in Maharashtra for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Gopal Chinayya Shetty: Mumbai North, Sujay Vikhe Patil: Ahmednagar, Pritam Munde: Beed, Sudhakar Bhalerao Shrungare: Latur, Sanjaykaka Patil: Sangli, Smita Uday Wagh: Jalgaon, Pratap Patil Chikkalikar: Nanded, Dr Bharati Pawar: Dindori, Girish Bapat: Pune, Kanchan Rahul Kul: Baramati, Jaysidhesvar Swami: Solapur.
At 48, Maharashtra sends the second largest number of MPs to Lok Sabha, after Uttar Pradesh which has total 80 constituencies.
BJP's candidates in Maharashtra for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Ashok Mahadeorao Nete: Gadchiroli–Chimur, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir: Chandrapur, Raosaheb Danve: Jalna, Kapil Moreshwar Patil: Bhiwandi, Poonam Mahajan: Mumbai North Central.
Lok Sabha polls will be held in four phases in Maharashtra starting from the Vidarbha region on April 11.
BJP's candidate in Maharashtra for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Heena Gavit: Nandurbar, Subhash Bhamre: Dhule, Raksha Khadse: Raver, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre: Akola, Ramdas Chandrabhanji Tadas: Wardha, Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Nagpur.
The Congress-NCP alliance is projected to gain 9 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is projected to lose 8 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Maharashtra Opinion Poll: Congress-NCP combine to win 15 seats with a vote share of 34%.
Maharashtra Opinion Poll: BJP-Shiv Sena combine to win 33 seats with a vote share of 39%.
Congress and NCP will contest in 24 and 20 seats respectively leaving 4 seats to their alliance partners in Maharashtra.
BJP and Shiv Sena after a bitter tussle decided to contest in 25 and 23 Lok Sabha seats respectively.
Raju Shetty's Swabhimani Paksha is now with the Congress and NCP alliance and will contest from two Lok Sabha seats.
Raju Shetty's Swabhimani Paksha was with the NDA in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections and won 1 seat.
Congress-NCP alliance had won just 6 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had won 41 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
Congress-NCP alliance to win 15 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.
Congress-NCP alliance to get 34% vote share in Maharashtra in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to get 39% vote share in Maharashtra in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to win 33 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.