Kasba Peth, Chinchwad bypolls results: In early trends, BJP, MVA lead in 1 seat each
Kasba Peth, Chinchwad bypolls results: The passing away of BJP legislators Mukta Tilak (Kasba Peth) and Laxman Jagtap (Chinchwad) led to vacancy on each.
Kasba Peth, Chinchwad bypolls results: The counting of votes for Maharashtra's Kasba Peth and Chinchwad byelections began at 8 am on Thursday. According to initial trends, and as expected, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition are locked in a close fight, with the BJP's candidate leading in Chinchwad, and the MVA nominee ahead in Kasba Peth.
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According to the Election Commission's (ECI) data, BJP's Chinchwad candidate, Ashwini Jagtap, has won 7,882 EVM votes (42.25%) thus far, while the National Congress Party's (NCP) Nana Kate has secured 7,206 votes (38.62%) till now.
In Kasba Peth, on the other hand, Congress nominee Ravindra Dhangekar, with 11,121 votes (50.03%), is ahead of the BJP's Hemant Rasane (10,667 votes, 47.99%).
Kasba Peth and Chinchwad, both assembly constituencies in Pune, witnessed bypolls on Feb 27. The exercise was necessitated due to the passing away of BJP legislators from each: Mukta Tilak (Kasba Peth) and Laxman Jagtap (Chinchwad).