Maharashtra’s ruling alliance suffered a large setback at present with the BJP profitable a 3rd seat within the state in straight struggle towards the Shiv Sena. With this, the state’s numbers within the six Rajya Sabha seats within the state are cut up down the center with the BJP and the alliance profitable three seats every — an end result that’s anticipated to affect the approaching MLC and civic elections within the state.
The BJP’s Dhananjay Mahadik beat Sena’s Sanjay Pawar on the sixth seat, the outcomes of which got here near daybreak on Saturday. The outcomes confirmed an surprising 10 votes in favour of the BJP. A candidate wanted 41 votes for victory.
The opposite winners had been the BJP’s Piyush Goyal and Anil Bonde, Congress’s Imran Pratapgarhi, NCP’s Praful Patel and Sena’s Sanjay Raut.
“Elections are contested not only for the struggle, however the victory. Jai Maharashtra,” tweeted the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis, whose refusal to have consensus candidates for the Rajya Sabha led to elections within the state after 23 years.
“Dhananjay Mahadik acquired extra votes than Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut and defeated Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Pawar… Tomorrow it will likely be mentioned that one vote has been cancelled by the Election Fee. Had he (Sanjay Pawar) acquired that vote, we’d have received. Even when Nawab Malik had come, we’d have received,” Mr Fadnavis instructed reporters.
The ruling coalition had suffered a setback initially as arrested minister Nawab Malik and former minister Anil Deshmukh weren’t allowed bail by the court docket for the voting.
The counting of votes within the opposition-ruled state began after an eight-hour delay amid tit-for-tat complaints of cross voting and guidelines violation by the BJP and the ruling alliance.
Earlier, each BJP and the Shiv Sena met the Election Fee, alleging cross voting and searching for disqualification of votes.
The BJP questioned the validity of ballots solid by three MLAs of the ruling alliance. The Maha Vikas Aghadi, too, sought to invalidate two votes, one by a BJP MLA and one other by an impartial.
Objections had been raised towards the votes solid by the NCP’s Jitendra Awhad, the Congress’ Yashomati Thakur and Shiv Sena’s Suhas Kande in addition to towards the BJP’s Sudhir Mungantiwar and Impartial MLA Ravi Rana. Besides Mr Kande’s, all different votes had been dominated to be legitimate.
Kande didn’t present his poll to anybody else however nonetheless his vote has been invalidated, NCP’s election in-charge Jayant Patil was quoted as saying by information company Press Belief of India.