Congress party is likely to field All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of Kerala, Mukul Wasnik as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ramtek constituency in Nagpur district. In 2014, Shiv Sena MP Krupal Tumane defeated Wasnik after the latter defeated Tumane with a narrow margin in 2009.
Apart from Wasnik, it has been reported that former BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh, who recently joined Congress, would be fielded from Chandrapur constituency. Deshmukh in 2014 was elected as a BJP MLA from Katol after he defeated his uncle and senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.
Maharashtra would be voting on April 11, 18, 23 and 24 to elect 48 MPs in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Below is the phase wise division of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in four phases.
Phase 1 (April 11)
Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondia, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur, Yawatmal-Washim (7 seats)
Phase 2 (April 18)
Buldhana, Akola, Amrawati, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur (10 seats)
Phase 3 (April 23)
Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri -Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Hatkanangle (14 seats)
Phase 4 (April 24)
Nandurbar, Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai north, Mumbai north-west, Mumbai north-east, Mumbai north-central, Mumbai south-central, Mumbai south, Maval, Shirur, Shirdi (17 seats)