Pravin Darekar questions MVA's future after BJP's win at the by-polls

The MLC elections were held on December 1 and the results were announced on December 3, whereby BJP's Amrish Patel won by a significant difference and defeated MVA candidate Ashish Patil.

Pravin Darekar questions MVA's future after BJP's win at the by-polls

In the recently held Maharashtra MLC elections, the candidate from BJP, Amrish Patel, defeated Maha Vikas Aghadi's Abhijit Patil by a significant difference. The results of the by-polls were announced on Thursday, December 3, 2020, and as per records, Patil could only get 98 votes while Patel won by 332 votes.

The elections were held on December 1, 2020, for six Legislative Council seats for three graduate, two teachers and one local body constituency, i.e. from Pune, Nagpur, and Aurangabad; Pune and Amravati and Dhule-Nandurbar respectively.

Reports state that Amrishbhai Patel had earlier quit the Congress party and joined BJP and was directly contesting Patil in this election. Three parties, which formed the MVA government, fought the polls this year against the BJP hoping to secure a won. Besides Patel and Patil, the following were the leaders who contested against each other in the elections

Pune Graduate Seat: BJP's Sangram Deshmukh against NCP's Arun Lad (NCP)

Nagpur Graduate Seat: BJP's Sandeep Joshi (BJP) and Congress' Abhijeet Vanjari (Congress)

Aurangabad Graduate Seat: BJP's Shirish Boralkar against NCP's Satish Chavan

Amravati Teacher's Constituency: BJP's Nitin Dhande against Shiv Sena's Shrikant Deshpande

Pune Graduate Sear: Congress' Jayant Asgaonkar against BJP's Jitendra Pawar

Commenting on the victory, BJP leader Pravin Darekar took to Twitter and said that the Mahavikas Aghadi could not hold 50 per cent of its votes in the local body constituency and this makes their rule questionable in the future. He also congratulated the party and Amrish Patel on the victory.

Records state that a total of 199 members from BJP and 213 members from MVA had cast their votes for this election. Out of these, more than 50 voters of Congress and about 115 voters of MVA have come forward to cross-vote. As a result, Abhijeet Patil got only 98 votes despite Congress having 157 votes. Concerns have risen as Patil could not get even hundred votes but Patel managed to get 115 from the opposition.

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