Nagpur: State BJP president and sitting MLA Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh of NCP were among the 24 candidates who filed nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls here on the penultimate day on Friday.
While Fadnavis filed his nomination for the Nagpur South-West seat, Deshmukh will contest from Katol assembly constituency. Former Minister Ramesh Bang of NCP (Hingana) also filed his papers today.
A release from Nagpur City and District Congress Committee (NCDCC) said that all the six Congress candidates from Nagpur city will file papers tomorrow, after paying tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at RBI square.
Shiv Sena candidates will also be file their nominations tomorrow, party sources said.
In Chandrapur, 27 candidates belonging to different political parties filed their nominations for the six assembly segments in the district.
Congress MLA Subhash Dhote from Rajura constituency, BJP MLA Sudhir Mungantiwar from Ballarpur and Congress MLA from Chimur Vijay Wadettiwar, who opted to contest from Brahmapuri constituency this time as Congress candidate, filed their nominations.
Two nominations were filed for Rajura with the second candidate Sanjay Yadavrao Dhote on BJP ticket.
Three nominations were filed by independents from Chandrapur from three candidates.
Eight candidates for Chimur constituency, six for Warora, five for Brahmapuri, three from Chandrapur and two for the Rajura seat filed their nomination papers today.
The total number of nominations filed in the district so far is 42.
Meanwhile, in Raigad district, NCP MLA Suresh Lad (for Karjat), Shiv Sena MLA Bharat Gogawale (for Mahad), Subhash P Patil of Peasants and Workers Party (for Alibaug), former MLA and Congress candidate Ravi Patil (Pen), Avdhoot Tatkare of NCP, who is the nephew of NCP State president Sunil Tatakare (for Shrivardhan), Aadiwasi Hakka Sameeti candidate Vaishali Patil (Pen) and Ram Gharat of BJP (Pen) filed their papers today.