maharashtra assembly election

Meanwhile, Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Thursday said," Congress is currently in wait and watch mode as far as the government formation is concerned in Maharashtra."

In 2014 elections, BJP government came to power after the party won 47 out of a total of 90 seats in the Assembly elections, while the Congress was restricted to just 15 seats.

The voting for the 288-member Assembly will be held on October 21 in a single phase. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.

Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil who quit Congress and joined BJP recently will be contesting from Shirdi whereas State Minister Girish Mahajan has been given ticket from Jamner.