Maharashtra 2019

Maharashtra Assembly elections 2019: Key winners and losers

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The Maharashtra Assembly elections saw a lot of new winners, and some upsets. Here are the key winners and losers.

Aaditya Thackeray of the Shiv Sena is all set to win from the Worli constituency with a huge margin. While the Shiv Sena has time and again demanded that the young Thackeray be made the CM, media reports have quoted BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis, who currently occupies the post, saying that they will be happy to offer him the post of deputy CM. Photo: Emmanual Yogini
Senior Congressman Prithviraj Chavan is set to win a stiff electoral battle in the crucial Karad South seat in Satara district. As per the latest ECI data, Mr. Chavan has polled 46,901 votes, securing a 13,000-vote lead over his nearest rival, the BJP's Atul Bhosale who has so far polled 33, 449 votes.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis leads from Nagpur South West constituency. The 49-year-old Fadnavis had won by 48,000 votes over Prafulla Patil of the Congress in 2014 and is seeking re election for a fifth time. Photo: S Sudershan
Rohit Pawar of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), grandnephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar is leading from Karjat-Jamkhed assembly constituency by over 9,428 votes against BJP Minister Ram Shinde. Photo: Vivek Bendre
The daughter of former Union Minister Gopinath Munde, Pankaja Munde has lost the Parli seat her father held to Dhananjay Munde, her cousin in the NCP.
Congress leader Naseem Khan lost the Chandivali seat with a very slim margin of just 409 votes. He was beaten by Sena corporator Dilip Lande. Mr. Khan has been the Chandivali MLA for four consecutive terms.
NCP leader Ajit Pawar has retained his Baramati seat with a massive margin of over 1,65,000 votes. Mr. Pawar on September 28 resigned as MLA, and was named in the ED’s FIR in the alleged scam in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank. Photo: Special Arrangement
Nitesh Rane, son of former Chief Minister Narayan Rane, has won from Kankavli. The BJP's move to field Mr Rane, who was already a sitting MLA from Kankavli, had severely irked its ally, the Shiv Sena, which in turn propped up its own nominee, local Sena leader Satish Sawant. Photo: Special Arrangement
Dhiraj Deshmukh, son of former Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has won from Latur Gramin for the first time. His brother Amit Deshmukh has won from neighbouring Latur City, a seat he previously held.

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