Devendra Fadnavis – BJP
Perhaps one of the most salient Assembly seats for the BJP shiva Sena alliance both in terms of prestige for the parties and that of the candidate is Nagpur south West from where devendra fadnavis has been elected since 2009.
Aaditya Thackeray – Shiv Sena
The entry of Aaditya Thackeray, first from his family to take the poll plunge, has made Mumbai's Worli the most talked-about seat, where all eyes will be on how the Yuva Sena chief fares. While the Shiv Sena leader is widely expected to win, political observers say the number of votes polled and the victory margin will matter more as the seat is considered a bastion of the party, led by his father Uddhav Thackeray.
Ashok Chavan – Congress
Former Maharashtra chief minister ashok Chavan has been fielded to contest from Bhokar Assembly seat. The Congress leader will lock horns with BJP's Bapusaheb Gorthekar. The Marathas constitute a significant proportion of the population of Bhokar in Nanded district. The political preferences of the community are expected to be a major factor in the election.
Prithviraj Chavan – Congress
Chandrakant Patil – BJP
Protecting the environment, improving public transport and ensuring safety and security of senior citizens are the key promises made by Maharashtra BJP unit president Chandrakant Patil in his "manifesto" for the Kothrud Constituency, from where he is contesting. He also promised setting up of a "cultural university" in the urban constituency.