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Maharashtra assembly elections: Polling begins in 288 constituencies

* Prominent candidates include chief minister Devendra Fadnavis from Nagpur South-West, and his predecessors from the Congress — Ashok Chavan, who is contesting from Bhokar in Nanded district, and Prithviraj Chavan, who is seeking a re-election from Karad South in Satara district.
* The BJP, under Fadnavis' leadership, is seeking a second straight term in the state. Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, has also entered the poll fray from Worli constituency in Mumbai.
* Voting is also underway for the byelection to Satara Lok Sabha constituency, where former NCP leader and sitting MP UdayanrRead More – Source

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