Sunday, January 24, 2021
News

Maha Council biennial polls: MVA emerges with flying colours

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
In an extended celebration of its first anniversary in office, the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) emerged trumps in 4 of the 6 Maharashtra Legislative Council seats in the biennial elections, the results of which were announced here on Friday.

While the MVA has bagged three seats and was leading in one, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party managed a single win and in the remaining one, an independent candidate was leading.

The elections were held for three Graduates Constituencies, two Teachers Constituencies and finally for the Dhule-Nandurbar Local Bodies Constituency, all of which were hotly contested by the two alliances - the MVA versus the NDA.

In the Aurangabad Division Graduates Constituency, NCP's Satish Chavan won the seat trouncing BJP's Shirish Boralkar, in Nagpur Division Graduates Constituency, Congress' Abhijit Wanjari defeated the BJP's Sandeep Joshi, while Pune Division Graduates Constituency was bagged by NCP's Arun Lad, beating BJP's Sangram Deshmukh.

Congress' Jayant Asgaonkar was in a comfortable position in the Pune Teachers Constituency seat as Independent Dattaraya Sawant trailed behind him, while in the Amravati Division Teachers' Constituency, Independent Kiran Sarnaik led with a safe margin over the Shiv Sena's Shrikant Deshpande.

On anticipated lines, in the Dhule-Nandurbar Local Bodies constituency, academician and veteran social worker Amrish Patel - a former Congress legislator - won with a massive margin, trouncing his Congress rival Abhijeet Patil.

The defeat of BJP in the Nagpur seat is considered a major setback as it was the party's bastion and the seat was once held by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari once before he shifted from state to national politics.

The state's Upper House comprises 78 members of which 12 are from the Governor's quota and currently lying vacant.

The latest outcome of the six seats resulted in a sharp verbal war between the MVA-BJP.

--IANS qn/vd

( 310 Words)

2020-12-04-19:08:04 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Passenger intercepted at Chennai Airport...
Covid positive Sasikala's health 'stable...
Moderate fog engulfs Delhi, trains delay...
Newborn girl rescued from pit in UP's Ra...
Farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai to t...
BJP holds roadshow in West Bengal's Birb...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
At 51, JLo realises she didn't love... 
Ben Affleck balances packages, coff... 
National Girl Child Day: Playing CM... 
Klopp feels Liverpool can use Burnl... 
Russia criticises US embassy for su... 
PM Modi lauds people for empowering... 
Imran Khan delays notification on B... 
'Pakistan zindabad' slogans raised ...