Maharashtra Assembly election: Amit Shah, Uddhav Thackeray to address separate rallies in Amravati district today

  • Amravati will gain momentum when Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray will address separate rallies in the district

  • Shah will address a public gathering in Melghat constituency where the BJP has fielded Ramesh Mavaskar

  • Thackeray will address a public meeting in Amravati city to campaign for Shiv Sena candidates Preeti Band, Rajesh Wankhade, Sunita Fiske

Amravati: Electioneering for the eight Assembly seats in Maharashtra's Amravati will gain momentum from Friday when BJP president Amit Shah and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will address separate rallies in the district located in Vidarbha region.

 Maharashtra Assembly election: Amit Shah, Uddhav Thackeray to address separate rallies in Amravati district today

File image of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

Shah will address a public gathering in Melghat constituency, a tribal belt where the BJP has fielded Ramesh Mavaskar, a fresh, in place of sitting MLA Prabhudas Bhilavekar. Mavaskar is pitted against NCP's Kewalram Kale.

Thackeray will address a public meeting at the Dussehra Maidan in Amravati city to campaign for Shiv Sena candidates Preeti Band (Badnera Assembly seat), Rajesh Wankhade (Teosa) and Sunita Fiske (Achalpur).

In Badnera, Preeti Band, the widow of former Sena MLA Sanjay Band, is pitted against two-term Independent MLA Ravi Rana, who has the backing of the opposition Congress and NCP. In Teosa, Wankhade is taking on Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur, who is eying a hat-trick.

In Achalpur, Fiske, the local municipal council president, is contesting against three-term Independent MLA Bachchu Kadu. Polling for the 288 Assembly seats in the state will be held on 21 October and counting of votes will take place on 24 October.

Updated Date: Oct 11, 2019 08:10:43 IST