Mumbai, September 2019: Former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jagdish Lohankar on Thursday joined Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNA) in Kalyan. Lohankar, also known as 'Dabang officer', is likely to contest Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 from Kalyan (East) seat, The Times of India reported. This seat is currently held by Ganpat Kalu Gaikwad, an independent. Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Full List of Constituencies With Current MLA Names and How BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP Fared in 2014.
Lohankar joined Raj Thackeray's party on Thursday in presence of senior party leaders like Ulhas Bhoir, Kaha Mandale and Kaustubh Desai. During his posting at Kolsewadi police station in Kalyan, he was popular for maintaining law and order. Check Full Schedule of Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 Here.
MNS is likely to contest around 130 of 288 seats in the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Elections 2019. The party can contest seats in Mumbai, Thane, Dombivali, Kalyan, Pune, Nashik and Marathwada region, where it has sizeable voters.
Meanwhile, the elections in the state will take place on October 21 in a single phase. The counting of votes is scheduled for October 24. Final results will be declared on the same day. According to Election Commission of India (ECI), the strength of the registered electorate in Maharashtra is 8.94 crore.