The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) (Maharashtra based party) announced to field 12 candidates for the November 4 assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.
The list of the candidates comprised BJP rebel and former speaker Radha Raman Shastri, who recently joined the party and contesting from Shimla (urban) seat.
Dr. Radha Raman Shastri — Shimla (urban)
Bhagat singh ——- Arki
Janki Ram Chauhan —— Kasauli
Gautam ——– Nalagarh
Sushma chaudhari —— Dehra
Aman Dhawan ——– Jawali
Vijay Kumar ——— Baijnath
Tilak Raj ——— Indora
Jagdish Bhist —– Joginder Nager
Rajiv Sharma ——– Nahan
Sunder Dev Negi —– Kinnaur
Madan Bariyal ——- Bharmour
This will be a first time when Sharad Pawar-led NCP is fighting election in hill state.
Another party from Maharashtra, Shiv Sena is also fielding candidates in the assembly election and mulling to contest on 8 seats in the November 4 poll. Shiv Sena will announce its candidates and manifesto on 15th October. Shiv Sena is quite active in Shimla region and had targeted BJP and Congress for the alleged corruption in state from past few months.