Mumbai: Nomination papers filed by all the
12 candidates for the biennial election to the Maharashtra
Legislative Council on June 10 have been found valid.
The scrutiny of papers took place today and the
nomination papers of three each candidates of Congress and
NCP, two each of Shiv Sena and BJP, and two independents have
been found valid, Legislature Principal Secretary Anant Kalse,
who is the Returning officer for the election, said.
The presence of two Independent candidates belonging
to the Congress in the fray has made the election a keen
The last date of withdrawal of papers is June 3.
The important candidates in fray are Sanjay Dutt,
Hussain Dalwai and Dipti Chaudhary (Congress), Ramraje Naik
Nimbalkar, Vinayak Mete, Prakash Binsale (NCP), Shobha
Phadanvis, Dhananjay Munde (BJP) and Diwakar Raote, Anil Parab
The 288 elected members of the Legislative Assembly
form the electoral college for the biennial election to the