BJP and Shiv Sena dominate Maharashtra MLC polls, Congress manages just 17 votes in one seat

The BJP and Shiv Sena won two seats each in the biannual Maharashtra MLC polls, with the NCP winning another seat, India Today has reported. In total, voting took place on six MLC seats in the state on Monday, out of which the results for the Osmanabad-Beed-Latur seat has been deferred – following a court order. The six seats saw a voting percentage of 99.18 per cent.

Out of the five seats for which the results were declared, BJP won the Amravati, Wardha-Chandrapur-Gadchiroli seats and Shiv Sena won from Nasik and Parbhani-Hingoli. The Sharad Pawar led NCP managed to notch a win in the Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat.

The Congress party though couldn’t open its account in these five seats and to make matters worse, polled just 17 votes in Amravati, as per a Swarajya report.

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If the India Today report is to be believed, the Congress may not even be able to save face in the Osmanabad seat as it is being considered as a direct fight between BJP’s Pankaja Munde who is also the state’s Women and Child Welfare Minister and NCP’s Dhananjay Munde who is her cousin.

To bring the MLC voting in context, going by an India News report, BJP won the Amravati seat by defeating Congress’s Anil Madhodariya by more than 440 votes. For Wardha seat, BJP again defeated a Congress candidate, this time by about 80 votes.

The Shiv Sena in its victories at Nashik and Parbhani defeated the NCP and Congress candidates by 190 and 30 votes respectively. The NCP won its Raigad seat by defeating the Shiv Sena candidate by 200 votes.

The elections for the Legislative council are different from the state assembly elections, with the legislators either being elected by local body members, graduates and teachers who fulfill various criteria, or by non-members of the assembly. The governor too nominates some MLC members.


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