All 5 candidates of the BJP – Shrikant Bharti, Praveen Darekar, Uma Khapre, Ram Shinde and Prasad Lad have gained the elections.
From Shiv Sena, Sachin Ahir and Amshya Padvi have gained whereas Eknath Khadse and Ramraje Nimbalkar gained from Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Occasion. Congress may handle victory just for Jagtap whereas Chandrakant Handore misplaced the election.
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 are within the fray – 5 of the BJP and two every of the Maha Vikas Aghadi allies, the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress. All 285 eligible MLAs took half within the voting course of.
Earlier, the Election Fee of India (ECI) rejected an objection raised by the Congress over the votes forged by two ailing MLAs of the opposition BJP.
The counting, scheduled to start out at 5 pm after finish of the day-long polling, was placed on maintain after the Congress raised an objection over the voting by ailing BJP legislators Mukta Tilak and Laxman Jagtap with the assistance of assistants.
The get together had submitted a grievance to ballot officers.
Each the legislators have been unwell for a very long time and the BJP had sought permission from the ECI to permit them to forged their votes with the assistance of assistants.
Senior Congress chief and Maharashtra minister Ashok Chavan stated the 2 BJP legislators – Tilak and Jagtap – signed on the ECI’s register.
“If they may signal on the register, there was no want for an assistant to be with them to fill within the preferential poll paper through the election,” he stated.
Nevertheless, an official stated the ECI rejected the objection raised by the Congress, which has fielded two candidates for the biennial polls to the Higher Home of the state legislature.
(With PTI inputs)