By Archana Prasad

New Delhi, Sept. 11 -- e final list of 19 candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections has been sent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for approval, sources said on Wednesday.

A meeting of Maharashtra Screening Committee was held here earlier today. The meeting was attended by senior leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mallikarjun Kharge, Balasaheb Thorat, and Eknath Gaikwad.

Gaikwad told ANI: "The Congress will contest on 19 seats in Mumbai whereas the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will fight on seven seats."

Claiming that Congress' poll pact with the NCP is confirmed, senior party leader Kharge said: "The name of candidates will be finalised in the meeting of the Screening Committee, which is slated to be...