The interviews will be held between August 19-21 for aspirants from Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, it said.
The VBA’s parliamentary committee members Annarao Patil, Ashok Sonone, Rekha Thakur and Kisan Chavan will interview the aspirants, the statement added. Polls to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly are due in September-October.
On August 19, Mumbai aspirants will be interviewed, followed by those from Thane on August 20, with the rest on August 21 in Dadar’s Ambedkar Bhavan, the VBA said.
It is worth mentioning that the Prakash Ambedkar-led VBA has not announced the number of Assembly seats it will contest. The VBA contested all 48 LS seats in the state, with its constituent AIMIM winning the Aurangabad seat. The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi is an Indian political party founded by Prakash Ambedkar on 20 March 2018. Its ideology emphasised on Constitutionalism, Ambedkarism, Secularism, Socialism and Progressivism. The VBA has been registered as a political party since 15 March 2019.