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LS polls: Maharashtra adds 1.19 cr new young voters

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Over 1.19 crore voters in the age group of 18 to 19 years will exercise their franchise for the first time in the polls in Maharashtra, according to (EC) data.

polls to 48 seats in the state will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.

Out of the total 8,73,29,910 voters in the state, 1,19,95,027 are first-timers in the 18 to 19 years' age group, as per official figures.

Of the total voters, 4,57,01,877 are men, 4,16,25,950 women and 2,083 third gender voters.

An said they received 12,31,027 applications online after publication of the voters' list a few months back.

Of these, 7,17,427 names have now been included in the voters' list.

Besides, 55.75 were received offline, of which 43.51 lakh were accepted for registration, he said.

In Maharashtra, the ruling BJP and its ally have agreed to contest 25 and 23 seats, respectively.

The opposition will fight in 26 seats, while its ally NCP will contest 22.

The opposition parties have announced names of some of their candidates.

Former Nana Patole, who joined the sometime back, will be pitted against Nitin Gadkari in

Senior and former will contest from Solapur, while party leaders and will fight from Mumbai-South and Mumbai-North Central seats, respectively.

Sharad Pawar's daughter will contest from Baramati.

Besides, will contest on the NCP ticket from Shirur while senior party Ajit Pawar's son has been nominated from Maval.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 10:55 IST
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