Mumbai, October 25: The result has been declared Bhokardan Vidhan Sabha constituency on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Santosh Raosaheb Danve defeated the nearest Nationalist Congress Party nominee Chandrakant Pundlikrao Danwe. The Bhokardan assembly seat is a part of Maharashtra's Jalna parliamentary constituency. Assembly Elections 2019 Results: No Cakewalk For BJP, Majority Shrunk in Maharashtra, Realpolitik Needed to Retain Haryana.
In the 2014 Maharashtra Vidhan sabha elections, the saffron alliance of BJP-Sena returned to power after a hiatus of 15 years. Both the parties had contested without a pre-poll pact, and had ended up winning 122 and 63 seats, respectively. The Congress and the NCP -- which also fought without a pre-election alliance -- were reduced to 42 and 41 seats, respectively.
The main contest for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly was between ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- which has allied with Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena, and Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) which contested the elections in alliance with Congress.
Along with Maharashtra, the state of Haryana went also went to polls on October 21. In both states, the pollsters had given the edge to the BJP. In Maharashtra, the BJP-Sena alliance was predicted to bag up to 205 out of the 288 constituencies, as per one of the opinion polls.