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From Aditya Thackeray to Deshmukh clan: A list of major dynast candidates in Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly elections

Updated : 2019-10-09 14:10:16

Haryana and Maharashtra will hold assembly elections in less than two weeks and the contest is between the two major parties, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and Congress. India has a considerable number of political dynasties present at all levels–both local and national. In the assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, many dynasts across the political spectrum have thrown their hats, trying their luck at the hustings. CNBCTV18.com has compiled a list of several prominent dynast candidates from the two states:

Aditya Thackeray: Shiv Sena youth wing leader and son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya filed the nomination papers to contest from the Worli Assembly constituency for the upcoming elections in Maharashtra. (Image: PTI)
Aditya Thackeray: Shiv Sena youth wing leader and son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya filed the nomination papers to contest from the Worli Assembly constituency for the upcoming elections in Maharashtra. (Image: PTI)
Ashish Deshmukh: Congress has fielded former BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the Nagpur South West seat in Maharashtra. In the 2004 assembly elections, his father Ranjit Deshmukh (former Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee chief and a state minister) was defeated by Fadnavis from Nagpur West constituency. (Image: Facebook/Ashish Deshmukh)
Ashish Deshmukh: Congress has fielded former BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the Nagpur South West seat in Maharashtra. In the 2004 assembly elections, his father Ranjit Deshmukh (former Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee chief and a state minister) was defeated by Fadnavis from Nagpur West constituency. (Image: Facebook/Ashish Deshmukh)
Rohit Pawar: The 33-year-old grandnephew of Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar is contesting from Karjat-Jamkhed Assembly constituency in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra against BJP minister Ram Shinde. (Image: IANS)
Rohit Pawar: The 33-year-old grandnephew of Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar is contesting from Karjat-Jamkhed Assembly constituency in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra against BJP minister Ram Shinde. (Image: IANS)
Rohini Khadse: BJP has fielded veteran leader Eknath Khadse's daughter Rohini from the Muktainagar constituency in Maharashtra. (Image: Facebook/Rohini Khadse)
Rohini Khadse: BJP has fielded veteran leader Eknath Khadse's daughter Rohini from the Muktainagar constituency in Maharashtra. (Image: Facebook/Rohini Khadse)
Praniti Shinde: The daughter of erstwhile home minister Sushilkumar Shinde has been fielded from the Solapur Central constituency in Maharashtra as a Congress candidate. (Image: IANS)
Praniti Shinde: The daughter of erstwhile home minister Sushilkumar Shinde has been fielded from the Solapur Central constituency in Maharashtra as a Congress candidate. (Image: IANS)
Ashok Chavan: Son of former Maharashtra CM Shankarrao Chavan, Ashok Chavan, is contesting from the Bhokar constituency in Maharashtra. He was the chief minister of Maharashtra from 2008 to 2010. (Image: IANS)
Ashok Chavan: Son of former Maharashtra CM Shankarrao Chavan, Ashok Chavan, is contesting from the Bhokar constituency in Maharashtra. He was the chief minister of Maharashtra from 2008 to 2010. (Image: IANS)
Amit and Dhiraj Deshmukh: The two sons of former Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh will be contesting on Congress tickets. Amit is the sitting MLA from Latur city, while Dhiraj will be trying his fate in the assembly polls for the first time from Latur rural. (Image: Social Media)
Amit and Dhiraj Deshmukh: The two sons of former Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh will be contesting on Congress tickets. Amit is the sitting MLA from Latur city, while Dhiraj will be trying his fate in the assembly polls for the first time from Latur rural. (Image: Social Media)
Kuldeep Bishnoi and Chander Mohan: Both the sons of former chief minister late Bhajan Lal have been fielded by the Congress party. Kuldeep Bishnoi from Adampur in Hisar, and his brother and former deputy chief minister Chander Mohan from the Panchkula seat which he earlier represented. (Image: Social Media)
Kuldeep Bishnoi and Chander Mohan: Both the sons of former chief minister late Bhajan Lal have been fielded by the Congress party. Kuldeep Bishnoi from Adampur in Hisar, and his brother and former deputy chief minister Chander Mohan from the Panchkula seat which he earlier represented. (Image: Social Media)
Rabindra Mahendra and Kiran Chaudhary: The son and the daughter-in-law of former Congress chief minister Bansi Lal have also been given party tickets. Ranbir Mahindra contesting from the Badhra seat in Haryana and Kiran Chaudhary from the Tosham seat. (Image: Social Media)
Rabindra Mahendra and Kiran Chaudhary: The son and the daughter-in-law of former Congress chief minister Bansi Lal have also been given party tickets. Ranbir Mahindra contesting from the Badhra seat in Haryana and Kiran Chaudhary from the Tosham seat. (Image: Social Media)
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