In the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections, the BJP has received a major setback. In the elections held in 6 seats, BJP has won only one seat while its rival Shiv Sena-NCP and Congress alliance has won 4 seats. One seat is seen going to the account of the independent candidate. Meanwhile, senior Maharashtra BJP leader and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the results of the Legislative Council election did not go as we expected.
Fadnavis told news agency ANI, “The result of the Maharashtra Legislative Council election was not in line with our expectations. We were hoping to win more seats, but we could win only one seat. We did mistakes to judge the strength of Maha Vikas Aghadi (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress) Coalition. “
The BJP lost in its alleged stronghold graduate constituencies. Its biggest defeat is in Nagpur seat. BJP’s hold here is considered quite strong. Former Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and father of former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Gangadhar Rao Fadnavis have represented this seat. Gadkari won from the region for the first time in 1989 and had won four more before contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
BJP leaders including former Chief Minister Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil also campaigned in Pune, where the anti-coalition won. Sharad Pawar of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has won from Aurangabad and Pune graduate constituencies.