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Maharashtra election results: Key highlights and more

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won an absolute majority in the Maharashtra assembly polls. Here are the highlights of the 2019 polls.

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Updated: Nov 10, 2019, 09.30 PM IST
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In Maharashtra, the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP-Shiv Sena is seeking return to power.
More than two-weeks after the declaration of results for Maharashtra assembly polls, there appears to be no clear winner as the fractured mandate does not permit any single party to form government on its own. The pre-poll alliance between Shiv-Sena and BJP has fallen apart on the back of issues like- seat-sharing arrangement and the chief ministerial position. After the BJP refused to form government, owing to the lack of numbers, the Governor today invited the Shiv-Sena, the second-largest party to form the government.

Here are the highlights from the mandate of October 24
  • BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won an absolute majority in the Maharashtra assembly polls
  • As per the Election Commission, BJP secured 105 seats, Shiv Sena (56), Congress (44) and the Nationalist Congress Party (54).
  • While Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi won 3 seats, the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Prahar Janshakti Party and Samajwadi Party won 2 seats each.
  • As many as 13 independents were declared victorious across the state.
  • One seat each was bagged by Sawbhimani Pakasha, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, Peasants and Workers Party of India, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Krantikari Shetkari Party, Jan Surajya Shakti and Communist Party of India (Marxist).
  • In Maharashtra, the vote share in the Assembly elections has declined in comparison to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. In the previous Assembly election in the state, the party had secured 47 lakh votes and 122 seats, and this time the number has come down to 41 lakh and 105 seats.
  • As many as 24 women, including two independents, have made it to the new Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, two more than the outgoing house. Out of the 24 women MLAs declared elected on Thursday, half are first-timers. The outgoing Assembly has 22 women legislators.
  • In two seats 'NOTA' option secured second position. One of them was the Latur Rural Assembly segment in central Maharashtra, from where late Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Dhiraj posted a handsome victory in his maiden poll outing. According to the results announced on late Thursday evening, Dhiraj Deshmukh, the Congress candidate, secured 1,35,006 votes (67.64 per cent). The 'None of the Above' (NOTA) clinched 27,500 votes (13.78 per cent) to secure second position, relegating other candidates in fray from the seat to inferior positions.
  • Sharad Pawar-led NCP made major gains in Pune district by winning 10 assembly seats, seven more than its 2014 poll tally, even as two ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis government bit the dust in the Assembly elections.
  • Nagpur, the hometown of Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, turned out to be a tough electoral battleground for the BJP which could win just six of the 12 seats on offer in the district on Thursday. The BJP had won 11 of the 12 seats in Nagpur district in the 2014 assembly elections.

  • Key candidates who won:
Devendra Fadnavis (BJP) - Nagpur South West
Aditya Thackeray (Shiv Sena) - Worli
Ashok Chavan (INC) - Bhokar
Prithviraj Chavan (INC) - Karad South
Chandrakantdada Patil (BJP state president) - Kothrud
Rohit Pawar (NCP) Karjat Jamkhed Assembly
Ajit Pawar (NCP)

  • Key candidates who lost:
Pankaja Munde(BJP) - Parli
Pankaj Bhujbal (NCP) - son of Chhagan Bhujbal lost from Nandgaon
Jaydutt Kshirsagar - The EGS Minister, who had quit the NCP to join the Shiv Sena after the Lok Sabha polls, also lost the election.
Harshvardhan Patil, who switched to the BJP from the Congress on the eve of the assembly polls, was defeated by Dattatraya Bharne.

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