The BJP on Thursday won the Dhule, Nandurbar local body by-polls in Maharashtra. BJP candidate Amrish Patel won with 332 votes against MVA’s Abhijit Patil, who received only 98 votes.
1st result (out of 6) for MLC declared.
BJP wins the Dhule-Nandurbar seat against SIN alliance.
— Suresh Nakhua (सुरेश नाखुआ) (@SureshNakhua) December 3, 2020
The Maharashtra Legislative Council has a strength of 78, out of which the elections took place on six seats on Tuesday and counting is underway on Thursday. The seats include the Pune Division Graduates’ constituency, Nagpur Division Graduates’ constituency, Aurangabad Division Graduates’ constituency, Amravati Division Teachers’ constituency, Pune Division Teachers’ constituency, and Dhule-Nandurbar Local Bodies’ constituency.
Amrishbhai Patel quit the Congresson October 1, 2019, and in the bypolls, he was in a direct fight against Congress’ Abhijit Patil. Patel has now won the seat keeping up his record of never losing any election. The other five seats witnessed a contest between Sangram Deshmukh (BJP) and Arun Lad (NCP) in the Pune Division Graduates seat, Sandeep Joshi (BJP) and Abhijeet Vanjari (Congress) in Nagpur Division Graduates’ seat, Shirish Boralkar (BJP and Satish Chavan (NCP) in Aurangabad Division Graduates’ seat, Nitin Dhande (BJP) and Shrikant Deshpande (Shiv Sena) in Amravati Division Teachers’ constituency, Jayant Asgaonkar (Congress) and Jitendra Pawar (BJP) in the Pune Division Graduates’ seat.
The terms of MLCs namely Satish Chavan (NCP), Chandrakant Patil (BJP), Anil Sole (BJP), and two Independent MLCs Shrikant Deshpande and Dattratray Sawant, ended on July 19.