Mumbai. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Dnyaneshwar Mhatre was declared victorious for the Konkan Mandal teachers’ constituency in the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections on Thursday. The BJP-backed candidate was defeated by the opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in the Nagpur Mandal teachers’ seat. The officers provided this information. He said MVA-backed candidate Sudhakar Adabale won the Nagpur teachers’ constituency by defeating his closest rival, Nagorao Ganar. Win, the BJP-backed independent candidate, is the sitting MLC from this seat.
Nagpur is the home district of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Vote counting is underway for another three seats Aurangabad, Mandal Shikshak Constituency, Amravati and Nashik Mandal Graduate Constituency. The vote for the five seats in the Upper House of the Legislature took place on January 30 and the vote count began on Thursday morning.
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Mhatre, the BJP candidate, was supported by the Balasahebchi Shiv Sena party, led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who defeated MVA-backed candidate Balram Patil in the Konkan seat. Mhatre got 20,683 votes while Patil got 10,997 votes, said Mahendra Kalyankar, the polling officer and division commissioner who announced the results of the Konkan teachers’ constituency.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Vikram Kale leads after the first round of canvassing in the Aurangabad teachers’ constituency. The six-year term of five council members (three from teacher constituencies and two from graduate constituencies) ends on February 7.