Maharashtra Lok Sabha election result 2019: The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance swept the state with a huge lead on 41 out of 48 seats in Maharashtra. The Congress-NCP alliance is ahead on just 5 seats. Maharashtra Congress President Milind Deora lost by over 1 lakh votes from Mumbai South.
Exit poll results released earlier this week had predicted a sweep for the BJP-led NDA in Maharashtra. Presently, both states are ruled by the saffron party. In Maharashtra, six parties are in the fray but the main contest was between the BJP-Shiv Sena combine and the Congress-NCP. The BJP was contesting this election in alliance with the Shiv Sena.
The saffron party fought on 25 seats whereas Shiv Sena on 23. On the other hand, the Congress contested on 25 seats and its alliance partner NCP on 19. Exit polls have predicted 38-42 out of 48 seats for the NDA in Maharashtra and two seats in Goa. The UPA has been projected to win just 6-10 seats in Maharashtra and no seat in Goa.
Several high-profile leaders and ministers are in the fray in Maharashtra. Among the key candidates in the state are Nitin Gadkari, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Subhash Bhamre, Sushilkumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan, Milind Murli Deora, Sanjay Nirupam, Priya Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Poonam Mahajan, Anant Geete, Nana Patole and Supriya Sule.
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