With 76 candidates remaining in the fray for four Lok Sabha seats in Amravati Division, most of the constituencies are likely to witness multi-cornered contest though the Congress-RPI-NCP and Shiv Sena-BJP alliances remain the main rivals.
The Parliamentary constituencies in the division in Vidarbha region are: Amravati (SC), Akola, Buldhana and Yavatmal-Washim, where polling is to be held on April 16.
There are 22 candidates in fray from Amravati, 15 in Buldhana, 11 in Akola and the maximum 28 in Yavatmal-Washim, a newly created constituency.
Traditional rival political formations - Congress-NCP- -RPI and Sena-BJP would once again lock horns in these seats though the Mayawati-led BSP, an emerging force in Maharashtra, could make or mar the fortunes of a few contestants.
In Buldana, a triangular fight is on the cards between Prataprao Jadhav of Shiv Sena, Rajendra Shingane of NCP and BSP's Vasant Dandge.
The constituency is currently represented by Sena's Anand Adsul, who has now shifted to Amravati as Buldana, after delimitation exercise, has become an open category seat.
Jadhav and Shingane are being considered strong candidates with pockets of influence in Buldana.
However, it will be a challenge for Jadhav to retain Sena's hold over the constituency.