116 candidates in fray for first phase of LS polls in Maha

Nitin Gadkari's performance in Modi 1.0 did meet expectations on account of which he has been assigned the same portfolio this time as well.

As many as 116 candidates are left in the fray for seven Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra
where polling will be held on April 11, in the first phase, election officials said.
Prominent among them are Union ministers Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur) and Hansraj Ahir (Chandrapur).

March 28 was the last date of withdrawal of nominations. A total of 184 candidates had filed papers for Wardha, Nagpur, Ramtek, Bhandara-Gondia, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur
and Yavatmal-Washim seats.