LS Polls: Shiv Sena announces first list of candidates

LS Polls: Shiv Sena announces first list of candidates

Shiv Sena. PTI File Photo

The Shiv Sena on Friday released its first list of 21 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The candidates for Palghar-ST and Satara seats would be announced later. 

Union minister for heavy industries and public enterprise Anant Geete would contest from Raigad. As per the seat-sharing arrangement,  Sena will contest 23 seats as against alliance partner BJP's 25.

From Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, sitting MP Vinayak Raut would contest and take on the Narayan Rane family in the Konkan belt.  The only woman to have been fielded is Bhawana Gawali from Yavatmal-Washim. 
 
In Mumbai, all three candidates would be repeated. 
 
Arvind Sawant would contest again from Mumbai South; MPs Rahul Shewale and Gajanan Kirtikar would contest polls from Mumbai South Central and Mumbai North West respectively.
 
Lingayat leader Chandrakant Khaire has been renominated from Aurangabad.