The Central Election Committee of the Congress on weekday met for a second time to pick candidates for the October twenty-one geographical area Assembly polls and is learnt to own finalised nominees in regarding a hundred constituencies up to now. The CEC, at its meeting a couple of days past, had given clearance to regarding sixty-five candidates whereas on a weekday, an agreement was reached on over thirty names, sources aforesaid. After the CEC meeting, geographical area Pradesh Congress Committee president Balasaheb Thorat told reporters that the names for forty-five seats sent by the screening committee were mentioned and thirty-two were approved.
The sources aforesaid the names of candidates for the remaining seats will be finalised presently. For the Satara Lok Sabha body by-poll, the name of former geographical area chief minister Prithviraj Chavan is being thought-about by the Congress, sources aforesaid. The by-poll has been necessitated once the sitting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from the Western geographical area seat, Udayanraje Bhosale, jumped the ship and joined the ruling BJP earlier this month. Of the 288 Assembly seats in geographical area, the Congress and also the NCP have set to contest a hundred twenty-five every, going the remainder for smaller allies.