In a setback to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena mix in Maharashtra, the Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi-backed candidates clinched two of the 5 Legislative Council seats, which have been up for grabs in biennial elections from lecturers and graduates segments, and appeared poised to bag a 3rd seat additionally.
The BJP managed to win the Konkan division lecturers constituency, whereas Independent 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 lecturers 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. Teachers and graduates fulfilling sure standards and enrolled as voters shaped the electoral faculty for these elections.
In the Nagpur lecturers constituency, the MVA-backed impartial candidate Sudhakar Adbale trumped BJP-supported candidate Nagorao Ganar. The lecturers’ constituency of the Nagpur division includes Bhandara, Gondia, Wardha, Nagpur, Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts. Twenty-two candidates have been in the fray and 34,360 votes polled.
In the Konkan lecturers seat, BJP candidate Dnyaneshwar Mhatre defeated MVA-backed nominee Balaram Patil. The seat includes 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, stated Mhatre polled 20,683, whereas Patil bagged 10,997. Although there have been eight candidates in the fray, the primary contest was between Mhatre and Patil.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Vikram Kale received the Aurangabad lecturers constituency seat defeating BJP nominee Kiran Patil.
In the Amravati graduates constituency seat, Congress candidate Dhiraj Lingade was main towards sitting BJP MLC Ranjit Patil, as per tendencies availabe until late night time.
These have been the primary MLC polls after the Eknath Shinde-led authorities took cost in June final yr. In the final MLC polls held in June 2022, a bunch of 39 Shiv Sena MLAs led by Shinde, then a Cabinet minister, had rebelled towards the occasion management that resulted in the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-headed MVA authorities.
Of the 5 seats, three have been from the lecturers’ constituencies. Associations representing authorities lecturers have been demanding implementation of the previous pension scheme (OPS).
Under OPS, workers with 20 years of service get 50 per cent of their final drawn wage as their pension.
Of the Upper House 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 Party’s Vikram Kale, Konkan by impartial candidate Balaram Patil and Amravati by BJP’s Ranjit Patil.
The MVA includes the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). However, there have been no candidates straight fielded by both of the Shiv Sena factions.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole claimed MVA-backed nominee Adbale’s victory in the Nagpur division seat was a jolt to the saffron occasion.
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 stated the defeat of Ganar didn’t replicate the BJP’s failure as he didn’t contest on a celebration ticket.
All eyes have been on the Nashik seat the place Satyajit Tambe took the lead from the primary spherical of counting itself and remained forward until the top.
Regarded as one of many rising leaders in the state Congress, Satyajit Tambe, who’s nephew of senior occasion 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 occasion dissolved its Ahmednagar district unit. The Congress additionally suspended the father-son duo.
Bawankule stated the BJP had prolonged assist to Satyajit Tambe.
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