NOTA on Thursday polled 13.06% of the votes (Photo Credit: Representative Image PTI)
Maharashtra Assembly Results 2019: Congress candidate Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh won the Latur-Rural seat with a huge margin as 'None of The Above' (NOTA) finished in second place. In the final tally, NOTA got 13.84% of the votes, effectively defeating the Shiv Sena (4.7%) and the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (4.9%).
NOTA on Thursday polled 13.06% of the votes, effectively defeating Shiv Sena (6.75%), Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (6.52%) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (1.46%). Dhiraj Deshmukh got 1,31,321 votes i.e. 67.57 per cent of the total vote share. 26899 opted for the 'None of The Above' (NOTA) option. Ravi Ramraje Deshmukh of Shiv Sena got 13,113 votes.
Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshkmukh, the younger son of former CM Vilasrao Deskhmukh, contested the state elections for the first time from Latur rural seat. The 36-year old has previously won the Maharashtra Zilla Parishad elections in 2017 from Ekurga from Latur zilla parishad.
Latur Rural seat, in the Marathwada region and Latur district of Maharashtra, is part of the Latur Lok Sabha constituency. The rural seat has an estimated Scheduled Caste (SC) population of 18.8% and a Scheduled Tribe (ST) population of 1.71%. The estimated literacy level of the district where this constituency falls is 77.26%. In the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, there were a total of 3,22,061 eligible electors, of which 1,69,724 were male, 1,52,336 female, and one voter of the third gender. A total of 356 service voters had also registered.
Dhiraj's brother Amit Deshmukh won the Latur City seat for his third consecutive time winning with a margin of more than 42,000 seats.
Ritesh Deskmukh, brother of Amit and Dhiraj, congratulated his elder brothers for their victories.
We did it PAPPA!!! @AmitV_Deshmukh wins Latur (city) by 42000+ votes for the 3rd consecutive time.@MeDeshmukh wins Latur (rural) by 1,20,000 votes.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 24, 2019
Thank you people of Latur for this faith & trust. pic.twitter.com/pOGFsmoEJU