SPPU senate elections: NCP-backed panel wins three mgmt seats, with Ajit pawar’s wife leading in women’s category
The results for the registered graduate seats, however will take time, as counting is underway. The declaration of those results is likely to be late at night, officials saidUpdated: Nov 28, 2017 15:05 IST
The Vidyapeeth Pragati Panel, led by the Nationalist Congress party (NCP) has won three seats out of five at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) senate elections for the management representative seats.
The Vidyapeeth Ekta Panel, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won the remaining two seats. The Vidyapeeth Vikas Panel, led by Jaykar Group, won nothing.
Sandeep Kadam(Pune Jilha Shikshan Mandal) and Rajendra Vikhe-Patil (Pravara Gramin Shikshan Sanstha), were the two from the Pragati Panel to win with, Sunetra Pawar, former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s wife, winning in women’s category, unopposed. On the other hand, Shyamkant Deshmukh(Progressive Education Society) and Somnath Patil (Dr DY Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society) emerged winners from the Ekta Panel, for the remaining seats.
As per the results for the management representative seats declared by the SPPU, Patil won 56 votes and won in the first round.
Eventually in the fourth round, the last three, Deshmukh with 52 votes, Kadam with 45 and Vikhe-Patil with 42 votes, won the seats.
The election was held between three panels, Vidyapeeth Pragati , Ekta and Vikas Panel.
The scrutiny and counting of the results began early, at 8 am on Monday. The results for the management representatives were announced by noon.
The results for the registered graduate seats, however will take time, as counting is underway. The declaration of those results is likely to be late at night, officials said.
The big name standing for elections in the registered graduate category is Prasenjit Fadnavis, first cousin to Maharashtra’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
This year, the management representative category has no candidate from the scheduled caste category.
Out of the 228 votes, 225 pools were made and out of those, 220 were considered to be valid votes after evaluation. This time, 19 candidates across panels are trying to win 10 seats in the registered graduates category.
First Published: Nov 27, 2017 14:58 IST