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NCP rebel among 14 in BSP’s second Maharashtra list

Tukaram Gadakh, sitting MP of NCP from Ahmednagar, is among the candidates fielded by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Maharashtra for ensuing polls.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2009 21:13 IST

Tukaram Gadakh, sitting MP of NCP from Ahmednagar, is among the candidates fielded by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Maharashtra for ensuing polls.

Announcing the second list of 14 candidates in the state, BSP’s Maharashtra in-charge Vir Singh told reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday that the party would continue its social engineering formula in the Lok Sabha elections also.

“In Uttar Pradesh elections, the formula has shown good results and we want to continue the same in Maharashtra as well,” he said.

The 14 BSP nominees are Lakhmendra Khurana (Mumbai North), Kamruddin Khan (Kalyan), Kiran Mohite (Raigad), Anil Kanade (Hatkanagale), Machchindra Maske (Beed), Divakas Nakade (Usmanabad), Deepak Gangurde (Dindori), Tukaram Gadakh (Ahmednagar), Vivek Kudle (Baramati), Madan Chavan (Kolhapur), Yashwant Zagade (Shirur), Prashant Chavan (Satara), Pramod Gaikwad (Solapur) and Mohammed Yousuf Patel (Sangli).

The Mayawati-led outfit is contesting on all the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state and has so far announced names of 43 candidates. The other names would be declared in a couple of days after discussion with party workers, Singh said.

“We strongly believe that providing equal importance to all castes and communities will yield good results. We are sure people belonging to different castes will vote for BSP and install Mayawati as PM,” he added.