Maharashtra 2019

Maharashtra Elections 2019: Bhosle trails behind Patil in Satara

Udayanraje Bhosale, BJP candidate from Satara.

Udayanraje Bhosale, BJP candidate from Satara.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Satara Udayanraje Bhosle is trailing to Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Shrinivas Patil by over 8958 votes, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI) website.

Mr Bhosle had won the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as NCP candidate but resigned within three months. NCP chief Sharad Pawar had campaigned in Satara extensively, acknowledging that giving a ticket to Mr Bhosle was a mistake on part of the party. Mr Patil is a former bureaucrat and also the former governor of Sikkim.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithivraj Chavan had predicted that Mr Bhosle would lose the election by a margin of over one lakh votes. Mr Pawar too had said that the Satara constituency would vote for change this time.

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