Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and four other candidates from the ruling alliance filed their nominations on Monday for the May 21 Vidhan Sabha MLC polls.
Currently Uddhav Thackeray is not a member of either of the Houses of the state Legislature. He has submitted his nomination papers to the election officer.
Neelam Gorhe, the deputy chairperson of Maharashtra legislative Council, also filed her nomination papers from Shiv Sena.
Besides, NCP leaders Shashikant Shinde and Amol Mitkari and Congress’ Rajesh Rathod also filed their papers.
The ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi, comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, has fielded five candidates.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, President of the Shiv Sena, is all set to enter the Legislative Council unopposed as the Congress on Sunday announced the withdrawl of one of its two nominees.
Meanwhile, BJP has announced four candidates – Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil, Gopichand Padalkar, Praveen Datke and Ajit Gopchhade – who filed their nominations on Friday.
Monday is the last day for filing nominations and the scrutiny of papers will take place on Tuesday and the last date for withdrawal of papers is May 14.