Khadakwasala is one of the 288 constituencies of Maharashtra, which will go to polls in a single-phase on October 21. The seat is located in the Pune district. The contest here is primarily between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena combine and the Opposition alliance of Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The Election Commission will declare the poll results of the Khadakwasala seat, along with all other assembly segments on October 24.
From the Khadakwasala constituency, BJP leader Bhimrao (Anna) Dhondiba Tapkir is the candidate of BJP-Sena combine, whereas, the Opposition has issued the ticket to NCP leader Sachin Shivaji. In the 2014 legislative assembly elections, the constituency was wrested by Tapkir Bhimrao Dhondiba of BJP. Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: BJP Gets Lion's Share, Shiv Sena Agrees on Fewer Seats.
Ahead of the upcoming elections, the BJP-Sena combine has been given the edge by all major pre-poll surveys. A recent opinion poll by the ABP News-CVoter went on to predict upto 205 out of the 288 seats for the saffron alliance. The Congress-NCP coalition was, meanwhile, predicted to suffer a rout worse than 2014.
In the last assembly elections, the BJP and Shiv Sena had contested without a pre-poll alliance. They had won 123 and 63 seats respectively and went on to form a post-election pact to jointly form the government. The Congress and the NCP were restricted to 42 and 42 seats, respectively.
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