Minister of state for home Ranjit Patil won the legislative council seat from Amravati, as counting of votes for five seats was carried out on Monday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress won one seat each, while a Peasants’ and Workers’ Party candidate was leading in one seat. Counting of votes in one constituency was put on hold.
In Amravati graduates’ constituency, Patil defeated Congress candidate Sanjay Khodke. Patil polled 78,051 votes, while Khodke polled 34,154 posts.
NCP’s Vikram Kale won the Aurangabad teachers’ constituency, while Congress candidate Sudhir Tambe defeated a BJP candidate to win the Nashik graduates’ constituency. In Konkan teachers’ constituency, the PWP’s Balaram Patil was supported by the Congress and NCP. He was leading till late evening. BJP-supported Ramnath Mote, a two-term MLC, was denied candidature by the party, which fielded Venunath Kadu instead. Mote was contesting as an independent.
Patil, Kale and Tambe are the sitting MLCs in the upper house.
The elections to the three graduate constituencies and two teachers’ constituencies were held on February 3. After the voting at a polling booth in Nagpur was declared invalid, the counting of the Nagpur teachers’ constituency was put on hold. The re-poll was conducted on the polling station on Monday and the counting will take place on Tuesday.