Maharashtra goes BJP-Shiv Sena way

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on May 16, 2014 Published on May 16, 2014

Mumbai has gone the BJP-Shiv Sena way. Candidates from the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance seemed set to sweep the elections in India’s financial capital.

Poonam Mahajan, daughter of the late Pramod Mahajan, seemed set to score an upset victory by defeating incumbent Priya Dutt. She was leading by over 1.28 lakh votes in the Mumbai north central constituency.

Milind Deora, another prominent incumbent MP of the Congress party representing the Mumbai South constituency seemed set for defeat as he was trailing his Shiv Sena opponent Arvind Sawant by over 73000 votes.

The BJP’s Kirit Somaiya and Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Chandrakant and Rahul (Mumbai South Central) were others leading in their respective constituencies.

Among the prominent leaders on the other side were Supriya Sule of the Nationalist Congress Party who was leading by about 15000 votes in the Baramati seat.

Up to now, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has leads in most of the constituencies in Maharashtra.

Nationally, the BJP is in the lead in 276 seats.

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Published on May 16, 2014
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