Maharashtra MLC Elections outcomes 2022: 2 candidates every of Shiv Sena, NCP, and 4 of BJP win polls

Two candidates every of the ruling coalition allies NCP and the Shiv Sena and 4 nominees of the opposition BJP on Monday nigh gained elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC), mentioned an official.

All of the eight candidates secured the minimal quota of 26 votes every to make it to the Higher Home of the state legislature, mentioned the official. Chairman of Legislative Council and NCP candidate Ramraje Nimbalkar, Chief of Opposition within the Higher Home Pravin Darekar of the BJP and former BJP minister and now NCP nominee Eknath Khadse simply bagged adequate variety of first choice votes to submit wins.

The ultimate vote tally might be introduced when all of the rounds of counting is over, the official mentioned. Each the candidates of the Shiv Sena — Sachin Ahir and Aamshya Padavi – additionally gained the election, whereas the 2 nominees of the Congress, which is a part of the ruling coalition MVA, didn’t safe the minimal quota of the primary choice vote.

The BJP had fielded 5 candidates – Darekar, Ram Shinde, Uma Khapre, Shrikant Bharatiya and Prasad Lad – of which the primary 4 have already bagged the minimal quota of votes required to win the ballot.

Atul Bhatkhalkar, an MLA of the BJP mentioned, “Darekar secured 29 votes of first choice, whereas Ram Shinde and Bharatiya secured 30 votes of first choice every. It means, our extra votes of high three candidates on the checklist might be transferred to our fifth candidate Prasad Lad.”

“Should you rely all of the votes of first choice to the BJP candidates, we’ve got gained 133 votes. It means, we’ve got gained extra votes than we secured within the Rajya Sabha elections (held on June 10),” he mentioned.

The BJP has 106 MLAs within the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting, whereas remaining votes for its candidates have both come from impartial MLAs, or these from small events or from different events.

Voting for the elections to 10 vacant MLC seats was held between 9 am and 4 pm on the Legislature Complicated in south Mumbai. In all, 11 candidates – 5 of the BJP and two every of the Sena, the NCP and the Congress had been within the fray. The counting of votes started after a two-hour delay at round 7 pm.

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