For the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is most likely to field Subhash Ware and Maruti Bhapkar as its candidates from Pune and Maval seats. The official declaration is expected soon.
Ware, who is also a member of the national executive of the party, has for long been associated with the socialist movement in the state.
Ware said the process for selection of Pune candidate was still on.
Bhapkar, who was an independent corporator of the PCMC, has been active in the social field for several years. Bhapkar led the agitation against SEZs in Ratnagiri and Maval regions. In Pimpri-Chinchwad, he led agitations against corruption and the functioning of PCMC. In 2009, he unsuccessfully contested from the Maval seat.
After the Delhi elections, the party called for applications from candidates for LS seats from across Maharashtra. It received 675 applications online for the 48 LS constituencies in Maharashtra. Nagpur city saw the highest number (66) of applications. Pune came second with 40.