Result of the assembly elections in Meera Bhayandar constituency, along with all other assembly segments of Maharashtra, will be declared by the Election Commission on October 24. The Meera Bhayandar seat will go to polls in the single-phase elections to be held on October 21. The electoral contest here is primarily between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance and the Opposition's coalition of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Narendra Mehta won the 2014 Assembly Election from this seat on BJP ticket and is the sitting MLA. Who Will Win Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019? Here's What ABP News Opinion Poll Results Predict.
This time too, the BJP has trusted Narendra Mehta by giving him the ticket from this seat. The Opposition's candidate from the Meera Bhayandar seat is Congress candidate Muzaffar Hussain. The Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi candidate from the seat is Salim Abbas Khan and MNS has fielded Haresh Eknath Sutar.
In the 2014 Maharashtra assembly 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. Following the polls, the BJP and Sena sealed a post-election coalition to jointly form the government.
Along with Maharashtra, the state of Haryana -- with 90 legislative assembly seats -- will also go to polls on October 21. In both the states, the pollsters have given the edge to the BJP. The party was predicted to win up to 78 constituencies in Haryana in one of the surveys. 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.