[Dr Sudhir Tambe defeated BJP candidate Dr Prashant Patil, CPI (M) candidate Raju Desle and 14 others by the margin of more than 10,000 votes.]
Mumbai: Sudhir Tambe of Congress and Maharashtra minister of State for Home of BJP Ranjit Patil Monday retained their seats in Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC), election officials announced after counting of votes on Monday.
While Dr Sudhir Tambe of Congress who was supported by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won the Nashik Graduates Constituency consecutively for the third time, Ranjit Patil retained the Amravati Graduates Constituency.
Biennial elections to Maharashtra Legislative Council for five Graduates and Teachers constituencies were held on February 3. The constituencies which went to polls are Amravati, Nashik (both graduates division), Nagpur, Aurangabad and Konkan (teachers division).
Counting of votes for all the above seats were held today.
The Graduates constituency of Nashik division had registered 54.38% voting held peacefully at 353 polling centres in five districts of the division, including Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Ahmednagra and Jalgaon.
Nashik district registered 48.06 per cent polling, Ahmednagar 56.61, Jalgaon 58.01, Dhule 61.39 and Nandurbar 62.06 per cent.
Dr Sudhir Tambe defeated BJP candidate Dr Prashant Patil, CPI (M) candidate Raju Desle and 14 others by the margin of more than 10,000 votes.
In Amravati MLC elections, Ranjit Patil defeated his nearest Congress rival Sanjay Khodke. Patil polled 78,051 votes, while Khodke got 34,154 votes.
Likewise, Balaram Patil and Vikram Kale of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) respectively won the elections from Konkan and Aurangabad teachers' constituencies.
The tenure of these five seats had ended on December 5, 2016 but the election was postponed after Supreme Court directed that voter rolls in all teachers and graduates constituencies for the legislative councils be revised.