Rajya Sabha Elections: BJP Wins 3 Out Of 6 Seats In Maharashtra; Congress, Shiv Sena And NCP Win 1 Seat Each
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Mumbai, 11th June 2022: Voting for six Rajya Sabha seats took place on Friday (June 10). In Maharashtra state, 285 MLAs cast their votes in this election.
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, NCP’s Praful Patel, Congress’ Imran Pratapgadhi and BJP’s Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde and Dhananjay Mahadik have emerged victorious in late-night polls.
Sanjay Raut got 41 first choice votes. Praful Patel got 43 votes, Piyush Goyal got 48 votes, Anil Bonde got 48 votes and Imran Pratapgadhi got 44 votes. Shiv Sena and BJP have a good fight for the sixth position. Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Pawar got 38 first choice votes and BJP’s Dhananjay Mahadik got 41 votes.
However, the Central Election Commission took note of the BJP’s complaint that the three votes of the Mahavikas Aghadi (MVA) should be declared invalid. The BJP had lodged a complaint with the Central Election Commission (CEC) objecting to the Rajya Sabha election process.
The BJP had demanded that the votes of Jitendra Awhad, Yashomati Thakur and Suhas Kande be rejected. After that, Mahavikas Aghadi objected to the votes of independent MLA Ravi Rana and BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar. The result was delayed for seven hours. Shiv Sena’s Suhas Kande’s vote was rejected after a complaint was lodged by BJP. On the other hand, the Central Election Commission ruled that the votes of Yashomati Thakur, Jitendra Awhad of Mahavikas Aghadi and BJP MLAs Sudhir Mungantiwar and Ravi Rana were valid. It is being said that due to the rejection of Suhas Kande’s vote, the arithmetic of Shiv Sena’s vote has gone wrong.
The counting was scheduled to start at 5 pm on Friday but it started at 1 am today (Saturday) due to various objections by the parties.