Former Maharashtra Minister and BJP candidate Chandrashekhar Bawankule won the Nagpur MLC seat defeating Congress backed Independent Candidate Mangesh Deshmukh. In the result declared today, Mr. Bawankule received 362 votes against his nearest rival Mr. Deshmukh who got 186 votes.
On the other hand, Mr. Vasant Khandelwal from Akola Buldana Washim from BJP defeated three-time legislator Shiv Sena’s Gopi Kishan Bajoriya by 110 votes. With this, BJP has won six out of four seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council.
Earlier, two candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party Rajhans Singh from Mumbai and Amrish Patel from Dhule Nandurbar; and one candidate from Shiv Sena Sunil Shinde from Mumbai and Congress candidate and Minister of State for Home Satej Patil were elected unopposed to the biennial elections to the state legislative council.
Former Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis hailed the party’s victory and said the winning spree of the party will continue in future as well. In a tweet, Mr. Fadnavis said both the victories of Nagpur and Akola are special and are results of hard work of the party workers.