Maharashtra results 2019: BJP's Sunil Dattatraya Rane wins from Borivali by 95,021 votes (Photo Credit: Twitter)
The BJP won three Assembly seats, the Shiv Sena bagged two and an Independent candidate emerged victorious on one seat in Maharashtra on Thursday, as per the results announced by the Election Commission so far. Senior BJP leader and state school education minister Ashish Shelar won from Bandra-West seat in Mumbai by defeating Congress' Asif Zakaria by 26,507 votes. BJP's Parag Shah defeated Satish Pawar of the MNS by a margin of 53,319 votes from Ghatkopar-East seat in Mumbai. Besides, Sunil Rane of the BJP won from Borivali Assembly seat in Mumbai by defeating his Congress rival Kumar Khilare by 95,021 votes. This Urban (General) constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 3.22% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 0.88%. The estimated literacy level of the district in which this constituency falls in is 89.91%.
In the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections, Vinod Tawde of BJP won in this seat by defeating the SS candidate by a margin of 79267 votes which was 44.29% of the total votes polled in the constituency. BJP had a vote share of 60.5% in 2014 in the seat.
In the 2009, Gopal Shetty of BJP won in this seat by defeating the MNS candidate by a margin of 30227 votes which was 20.8% of the total votes polled in the constituency. BJP had a vote share of 47.43% in 2009 in the seat.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP got the most votes and the in the 152. Borivali Assembly segment of Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency. Mumbai North Parliament seat was won by BJP.
Shiv Sena leader Sunil Prabhu defeated NCP's Vidya Chavan from Dindoshi Assembly seat in Mumbai by 44,511 votes. Ajay Choudhary of the Shiv Sena won from Shivadi seat in Mumbai by defeating his MNS rival Santosh Nalavade by 39,337 votes. Independent candidate Mahesh Valdi won from Uran seat in Raigad district against Shiv Sena's Manoj Bhoir by a margin of 5,710 votes.
Election for all 288 Assembly seats in the state were held on Monday. Exit polls have predicted a comfortable win for the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government in the state. Around 25,000 personnel are deployed on counting duty, an election official said, adding police have also made adequate arrangements to ensure a smooth counting process. The polling held on Monday saw a voter turnout of 61.13 per cent, a dip from the 63.20 per cent recorded in 2014, the official said.
(With agency inputs)