In a setback to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration-Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena mix in Maharashtra, the Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi-backed candidates clinched two of the 5 Legislative Council seats, which had been up for grabs in biennial elections from academics and graduates segments, and appeared poised to bag a 3rd seat additionally.
The BJP managed to win the Konkan division academics constituency, whereas Impartial candidate Satyajit Tambe, whose insurrection rocked the state Congress forward of polls, received the Nashik graduates constituency comfortably.
The Nashik graduates constituency, represented by Satyajit Tambe’s father Sudhir Tambe for 3 phrases, was in focus as a result of former’s insurrection.
Satyajit Tambe defeated his nearest rival, impartial candidate Shubhangi Patil, who was supported by the MVA, by 29,465 votes. Satyajit Tambe received 68,999 votes, whereas Shubhangi Patil bagged 39,534 votes.
Voting for 5 Council seats – three academics segments (falling in Nagpur, Konkan and Aurangabad divisions) and two graduates constituencies (Nashik and Amravati divisions) was held on January 30 and counting started on Thursday morning. Academics and graduates fulfilling sure standards and enrolled as voters fashioned the electoral faculty for these elections.
Within the Nagpur academics constituency, the MVA-backed impartial candidate Sudhakar Adbale trumped BJP-supported candidate Nagorao Ganar. The academics’ constituency of the Nagpur division contains Bhandara, Gondia, Wardha, Nagpur, Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts. Twenty-two candidates had been within the fray and 34,360 votes polled.
Within the Konkan academics seat, BJP candidate Dnyaneshwar Mhatre defeated MVA-backed nominee Balaram Patil. The seat contains Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg districts.
Returning officer and Konkan divisional commissioner Mahendra Kalyankar, who introduced the outcomes after the counting of the votes in Navi Mumbai, mentioned Mhatre polled 20,683, whereas Patil bagged 10,997. Though there have been eight candidates within the fray, the primary contest was between Mhatre and Patil.
Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) candidate Vikram Kale received the Aurangabad academics constituency seat defeating BJP nominee Kiran Patil.
Within the Amravati graduates constituency seat, Congress candidate Dhiraj Lingade was main towards sitting BJP MLC Ranjit Patil, as per developments availabe until late night time.
These had been the primary MLC polls after the Eknath Shinde-led authorities took cost in June final yr. Within the final MLC polls held in June 2022, a gaggle of 39 Shiv Sena MLAs led by Shinde, then a Cupboard minister, had rebelled towards the celebration management that resulted within the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-headed MVA authorities.
Of the 5 seats, three had been from the academics’ constituencies. Associations representing authorities academics have been demanding implementation of the previous pension scheme (OPS).
Beneath OPS, workers with 20 years of service get 50 per cent of their final drawn wage as their pension.
Of the Higher Home seats which went to polls, Nashik was held by Congress’ Sudhir Tambe (father of Satyajit Tambe), Nagpur by impartial candidate Nagorao Ganar, Aurangabad by Nationalist Congress Celebration’s Vikram Kale, Konkan by impartial candidate Balaram Patil and Amravati by BJP’s Ranjit Patil.
The MVA contains the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP). Nevertheless, there have been no candidates immediately fielded by both of the Shiv Sena factions.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole claimed MVA-backed nominee Adbale’s victory within the Nagpur division seat was a jolt to the saffron celebration.
Nagpur is the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and in addition hometown of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
Countering Patole’s declare, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrashekhar Bawankule mentioned the defeat of Ganar didn’t replicate the BJP’s failure as he didn’t contest on a celebration ticket.
All eyes had been on the Nashik seat the place Satyajit Tambe took the lead from the primary spherical of counting itself and remained forward until the tip.
Thought to be one of many rising leaders within the state Congress, Satyajit Tambe, who’s nephew of senior celebration chief Balasaheb Thorat, filed his nomination as an impartial after his father Sudhir Tambe, the official candidate, opted out of race.
His insurrection jolted the Congress a lot that the celebration dissolved its Ahmednagar district unit. The Congress additionally suspended the father-son duo.
Bawankule mentioned the BJP had prolonged help to Satyajit Tambe.
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