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BJP nominee wins Maharashtra Legislative Council poll

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

BJP candidate today won the Legislative from the Osmanabad-Beed-local bodies seat.

The former defeated NCP-backed by a margin of 74 votes, an said.

Of the 1003 votes polled, Dhas got 526 votes, while Jagdale polled 452 votes, an official release said. Altogether 25 votes were declared invalid, while a voter opted for the None of the Above (NOTA) option.

Counting of votes was held today for seat, where biennial elections, along with five other Legislative Council seats, were held on May 21.

While counting of votes for those five seats was held on May 24, the process for Osmanabad-Beed-local bodies seat was deferred due to a court order on suspension of some local bodies members in district.

In the results declared for the five local body seats on May 24, the BJP and the had won two seats each, while the NCP retained one.

The ruling BJP and the had contested the polls in alliance. The opposition and the NCP had also tied-up for the biennial polls.

Apart from Amravati, the BJP bagged Wardha-Chandrapur- Gadchiroli local bodies seat.

The won the and local bodies seats.

The NCP retained the Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat but lost the seat to the Sena.

The fared poorly in all the three seats it contested -- Wardha-Chandrapur-Gadhchiroli, and Amravati.

With today's result, the BJP's tally in the 78-member has increased to 19, while the NCP's tally is 21. has 17 and Shiv Sena 11 members in the House.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 13:25 IST