Rajendra Shekhawat, son of President Pratibha Patil, was in the list of the 159 candidates announced by the Congress for Maharashtra Assembly polls, which also carries names of sons of some senior leaders.

A decision is pending on the seats in Latur and Sholapur districts from where Amit Deshmukh, son of Vilasrao Deshmukh and Praneti Shinde, daughter of union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde are aspiring to contest.

Congress has been allotted 174 seats in the alliance with NCP out of the 288 seats for the October 13 election.

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and most of his cabinet colleagues from the party have been renominated except the Minister of State for Finance Sunil Deshmukh from whose Amravati Assembly seat Shekhawat has been given the ticket.

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