Last Updated: February 02, 2023, 19:25 IST
In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) supported candidate received the Nagpur division lecturers’ seat of the Maharashtra Legislative Council on Thursday.
Nagpur, the place the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is situated, can be the house district of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
MVA-supported Sudhakar Adbale defeated Nagorao Ganar, a BJP-backed unbiased and the sitting MLC from the seat.
However, BJP candidate Dnyaneshwar Mhatre received the election to the Konkan division lecturers constituency. Mhatre, the BJP candidate, additionally backed by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, received the Konkan lecturers constituency trouncing MVA-supported nominee Balaram Patil.
Polling for biennial elections to 5 seats of the Upper House of the legislature was held on January 30. The counting of votes for 3 different seats – the Aurangabad division lecturers constituency and Amravati and Nashik division graduates segments – was underway. The six-year time period of 5 Council members – three from lecturers and two from graduates constituencies – is expiring on February 7.
Returning officer and divisional commissioner Mahendra Kalyankar, who introduced the outcomes of the Konkan lecturers constituency, knowledgeable Mhatre polled 20,683 votes whereas Patil bagged 10,997. The Konkan lecturers constituency covers Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts. This phase recorded the best voter turnout at 91.02 per cent.
(With PTI inputs)
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