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Maharashtra Elections Latest News And Updates

February 24, 2017 11:02 AM
The bitter battle of ballot for the BMC elections came to an end with Shiv Sena just making it to be the largest single party in the house of 227. T..... Read More
February 22, 2017 11:59 AM
Mumbai recorded a 55 per cent voting, the highest in 25 years, in BMC elections yesterday. Votes were cast to decide who will control the India..... Read More
February 21, 2017 04:17 PM
A total of 12,00,000 voters who had voted in the previous 2012 BMC election were not allowed to exercise their franchise this time, as their names h..... Read More
February 21, 2017 01:31 PM
The voting is in progress in Mumbai to elect BMC the richest civic body in Asia. The BMC elections decide who would be the next Mayor of Mumbai.&nbs..... Read More
February 21, 2017 12:56 PM
In a jolt to MNS Sharad Sonawane,   MLA of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has resigned because bullock cart..... Read More

Quick facts for Maharashtra Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies48
Assembly Constituencies288
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Opposition PartyNationalist Congress Party
Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis
GovernorC Vidyasagar Rao
Chief Electoral OfficerShri. Jageshwar S . Saharia
AddressRoom No. 624, 6th Floor Mantralaya, Mumbai-400032

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Election 2017

The political temperature in Mumbai is rising as the dates for the voting in the elections for the BMC or the Brihanirman Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai are approaching.

The elections for BMC are held to choose the Mayor who is elected by the party which secures majority with 114 seats in the house of 227. Presently Shiv Sena and BJP have majority in the BMC. Sunil Prabhu is the present Mayor of the BMC.

The elections would be held in two phases. Voting would be held on February 21 in municipal corporations of Thane and Ulhasnagar, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Solapur, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur.The main parties that would be fighting it out are the BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP, MNS, and others.

The last elections were held in 2012. The present house is dominated by the Shiv sena which has 75 seats followed by the congress which has 52 seats. The BJP has 31 seats while MNS has 28 seats and NCP has 13 seats.

This election is different and in fact interesting than the earlier ones as the Shiv Sena has broken its 25 years old alliance with the BJP and is going solo. In a bitter war of words Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena supremo has accused the chief minister of Mahrashtra, Devendra Fadanavis for everything that is bad in Mumbai and called him a Chief Minister of “goons”. Allegedly the BJP has also tried to undermine the standing of its partner. This fight could result in better prospects of other parties like MNS, NCP and the congress, What actually voters think of these political parties would be known only on February 23, 2017 when votes would be counted.

About Maharashtra Elections

One of the most famous states of India, Maharashtra is situated in the western parts of India. It is spread over an area of 307,713 sq km, making it the third largest state. Its expansive western coastline comprises the Arabian Sea, while it is bordered to the north by Maharashtra, to the east by Chhattisgarh and to the south by Karnataka. With a population of over 115 million, Maharashtra is the second-most populous state of the country. The capital of Maharashtra is Mumbai, which is considered the industrial capital of India. This metropolitan city, along with its rich political economy, makes Maharashtra the wealthiest state of India, contributing to over 13% of the country’s GDP.
Maharashtra has a rich political tradition. In the 17th century, this was the land of the fearless Marathas, who were considered the chief enemy of the Mughals. Under the undaunted spirit of Shivaji, a true Maratha warrior, a number of wars and political struggles, both against the Mughals, and later the British, took place. The Maratha Empire expanded not only in all of Maharashtra, but in northern India too, especially after the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761, which seriously questioned the Mughal existence in the country. However, the Third Anglo Maratha War, which ended in 1818, led to massive victory of the British and the decline of the Maratha Empire under the Maratha warriors. The British ruled the present region of Maharashtra, along with Gujarat, as a united whole under the name of Bombay Presidency. After the independence of India, many stalwarts, including the radical Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, demanded that the region be divided according to linguistic divisions. Therefore, according to the States Reorganization Act of 1956, the present Maharashtra, which was created on May 1, 1960 was carved out of the united region. Maharashtra was therefore a land of the Marathi-speaking people. This day is called Maharashtra Day. Yashwantrao Chavan of the Congress party became the first Chief Minister of present-day Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Election Summary 2014

Low Voter Turnout Increases the prospects of Hung Verdict in Maharashtra
As opposed to the northern state of Haryana where more than 70 percent voter turnout was recorded, polling ended peacefully in Maharashtra on October 15 evening, with around 64 percent of the state's 8.35 crore voters exercising their franchise for the 288 assembly seats. As many as 4,119 candidates are in the fray for these seats, these include 276 women.

The electorate also voted for the lone Lok Sabha by-elections for Beed parliamentary seat which was left vacant due to the untimely death of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde.

The assembly election in Maharashtra this time has pitted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), against virtually every party – Shiv Sena, the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). The BJP’s campaign was spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. So, the poll becomes a test case for the effectiveness of Modi factor in the current Indian politics.

Also, it is a matter of prestige for the Shiv Sena, which is headed by a very bitter Uddhav Thackeray who fiercely criticised the BJP for breaking their 25-year-old alliance. The stakes are equally high for the Congress, as it can ill-afford to lose this politically crucial state. Sharad Pawar’s NCP too would like to score an impressive tally so that it remains in the reckoning for the government formation in the state.

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About Maharashtra Assembly (Vidhan Sabha)

Maharashtra, like any other state in India, has specific geographic regions which are represented in its Legislative Assembly. These specific regions are called Assembly constituencies. When the present state of Maharashtra came into existence in May 1960, Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha had 264 Assembly constituencies. Out of these 264 constituencies, 217 were for general candidates, 33 constituencies were reserved for candidates who belonged to the Scheduled Castes and 14 were reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates. The number of assembly constituencies in the state was increased from 264 to 270 in the year 1967, when the third term of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha was elected. The present number of constituencies in Maharashtra is 288, out of which 235 assembly seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the General category, 28 are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 25 were reserved for the Scheduled Tribes. Each of these constituencies is represented by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, who voices the concerns of that particular constituency in the Vidhan Sabha. Members from each of these Assembly constituencies are elected directly by the voters in the Assembly elections, according to the Universal Adult Franchise. The elections are held after a period of every 5 years, if the Vidhan Sabha is not dissolved sooner. The supervision and responsibility of the elections to these assembly constituencies is carried out by a centralized, Independent statutory body called the Election Commission.

Election Issues of Maharashtra

One of the major issues in the upcoming elections in Maharashtra is the high level of inflation. Among all the crises being faced by the people in Maharashtra, this is the most crucial one. However, there are other problems such as corruption and inconsistencies at various levels of governance. Secularism and communalism have come up as important issues in the recent years as well. The worst of all this is that the people are being affected by these problems on a daily basis. The issue of inflation, however, is the most critical one according to the common people in this state.

This issue is more important for the women who have to perform the onerous task of controlling the expenses. It is also being stated that corruption is another major issue that could have a decisive impact on the results of the upcoming elections. Financial irregularity has been a major problem in Maharashtra – especially evident in the rural areas - and ever since Prithviraj Chavan took over, he has been able to make much headway in this regard. However, one feels that this could very well be a major issue in the upcoming assembly elections. The inter-party dynamics of the reigning Congress and NCP, a major ally, could also dictate the outcome of each vote.

Political Parties in Maharashtra

Every election till now, there were the two dominant political parties in Maharashtra the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Shiv Sena, however following the breakout in the alliance the 4 major political parities and major leaders from respective parties contesting elections will be uddhav thackrey of the Shiv Sena, Narayan rane of the Congress, devendra fadnavis of the BJP and Sharad Pawar of the NCP. There are 48 Parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra.

Presently, Maharashtra is running under president rule

There are 48 Parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra. The national parties in Maharashtra are:
  • Indian National Congress (INC)
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Communist Party of India, Marxist (CPIM)
  • Communist Party of India (CPI)
  • Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
The regional parties in Maharashtra are:
  • Shiv Sena
  • Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)
  • Janata Dal (United) - JD(U)
  • Janata Dal (Secular) - JD(S)
  • Republican Left Democratic Front (RIDALOS)
  • Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
  • Republican Party of India (RPI)
  • Republican Party of India (Khobragade) - RPK
  • All India Forward Bloc (AIFB)
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) - CPI (ML) (L)
  • Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA)
  • Samajwadi Party (SP)
  • Lok Jan Shakti Party
  • Peasants and Workers Party of India (PWPI)

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council

Maharashtra is one of the few states that have a bicameral legislature, comprising the legislative assembly and the legislative council.

The Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha or the State Legislative Assembly is situated in Nariman Point in the capital city of Mumbai. It was first formed in May 1960. There is a total of 288 Assembly constituencies in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, which is represented by 288 MLAs. The term of the legislative assembly is five years, if it is not dissolved sooner. Periodic elections are held to elect members of the Vidhan Sabha. There are three sessions of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly: budget, winter and monsoon. The governor is the nominal head of the state, nominated by the president of India. The chief minister is the head of the government, vested with real executive powers. The CM is also the head of the MLAs. The present speaker of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha is Dilip Walse Patil from the NCP. The current legislative assembly, which is the 12th assembly of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha, was elected in 2009.

The Maharashtra Vidhan Parishad or the Legislative Council is situated at Nariman Point in Mumbai. The Vidhan Parishad has 78 members, 12 of whom are nominated by the governor and the rest being indirectly elected through electoral college. It is a continuous house where one-third of the members are subject to retirement every second year. The present chairman of the Vidhan Parishad of the state is Shivajirao Deshmukh, and the deputy chairman is Vasant Davkhare.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections Summary 2014

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) proved victorious in the state of Maharashtra which has won 23 Lok sabha seats followed by Shiv Sena which bagged 18 seats in total. The third largest state of the country, Maharashtra, is a political ground for many political parties like Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Shive Sena, NCP etc. Presently, a BJP alliance is running the government in Maharashtra and Devendra Fadvavis is the current Chief Minister of the state. Maharashtra has 48 seats for Lok Sabha, out of which five are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes, and four for Scheduled Castes. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections for the 48 constituencies were held in three different phases. All the major parties campaigned hard to woo the Maharashtra voters as the higher number of constituencies and higher vote bank could affect the chances of the parties in the Parliament. The exit polls predicted the victory of BJP in the state.

Maharashtra has 48 parliamentary constituencies, among which five are reserved for SCs and four for STs. The main political parties inMaharashtraare the INC, the Shiv Sena, the NCP, and This state has one of the lowest number of voters under the age of 19 years, which is 11 lakh (1.4%).
During the 2009 general election, the INC won 17 seats, the Shiv Sena 11 seats, the BJP 9 seats, and the NCP 8 seats. The rest were won by other parties.

Maharashtra Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Minister in Maharashtra

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Devendra Fadnavis Oct 31, 2014PresentBJP
2President's Rule (due to break-up of 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance)Sept 28, 2014Oct 31, 2014NA
3Prithviraj ChavanNov 11, 2010Sept 28, 2014INC
4Ashok ChavanNov 7, 2009Nov 9, 2010INC
5Ashok ChavanDec 8, 2008Oct 15, 2009INC
6Vilasrao DeshmukhNov 1, 2004Dec 4, 2008INC
7Sushilkumar ShindeJan 18, 2003Oct 30, 2004INC
8Vilasrao DeshmukhOct 18, 1999Jan 16, 2003INC
9Narayan RaneFeb 1, 1999Oct 17, 1999SHS
10Manohar JoshiMar 14, 1995Jan 31, 1999SHS
11Sharad PawarMar 6, 1993Mar 14, 1995INC
12Sudhakarrao NaikJun 25, 1991Feb 22, 1993INC
13Sharad PawarJun 26, 1988Jun 25, 1991INC
14Shankarrao ChavanMar 12, 1986Jun 26, 1988INC
15Shivajirao Patil NilangekarJun 3, 1985Mar 6, 1986INC
16Vasantdada PatilFeb 2, 1983Jun 1, 1985INC
17Babasaheb BhosaleJan 21, 1982Feb 1, 1983INC
18Abdul Rehman AntulayJun 9, 1980Jan 12, 1982INC
19President's ruleFeb 17, 1980Jun 8, 1980N/A
20Sharad PawarJul 18, 1978Feb 17, 1980PDF
21Vasantdada PatilMar 7, 1978Jul 18, 1978INC
22Vasantdada PatilApr 17, 1977Mar 2, 1978INC
23Shankarrao ChavanFeb 21, 1975Apr 16, 1977INC
24Vasantrao NaikMar 13, 1972Feb 20, 1975INC
25Vasantrao NaikMar 1, 1967Mar 13, 1972INC
26Vasantrao NaikDec 5, 1963Mar 1, 1967INC
27P. K. SawantNov 25, 1963Dec 4, 1963INC
28Marotrao KannamwarNov 20, 1962Nov 24, 1963INC
29Yashwantrao ChavanMay 1, 1960Nov 19, 1962INC

List of Governors in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has its own judiciary (the high court), legislature (the legislative assembly) and executive council of ministers with the chief minister at the head. Maharashtra has a 288-member Vidhan Sabha. There are national as well as regional political parties in the state, although the political scene is dominated by the Congress. The Shiv Sena, along with the BJP, has equal importance in Maharashtra's politics. The present Governor of the state is C Vidyasagar Rao.
S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1C Vidyasagar RaoAugust 26, 2014Present
2Kateekal SankaranarayananJanuary 22, 2010August 26, 2014
3S.C. JamirMarch 9, 2008January 22, 2010
4S.M. KrishnaDecember 12, 2004March 5, 2008
5Mohammed FazalOctober 10, 2002December 5, 2004
6Dr. P.C. AlexanderJanuary 12, 1993July 13, 2002
7Dr. C SubramaniamFebruary 15, 1990January 9, 1993
8Kasu Brahmananda ReddyFebruary 20, 1988January 18, 1990
9Dr. Shankar Dayal SharmaApril 3, 1986September 2, 1987
10Kona Prabhakara RaoMay 31, 1985April 2, 1986
11Air Chief Marshal I H LatifMarch 6, 1982April 16, 1985
12Air Chief Marshal O P MehraNovember 3, 1980March 5, 1982
13Sri Sadiq AliApril 30, 1977November 3, 1980
14Ali Yavar JungFebruary 26, 1970December 11, 1976
15Dr P V CherianNovember 14, 1964November 8, 1969
16Vijayalakshmi PanditNovember 28, 1962October 18, 1964
17Dr P. SubbarayanApril 17, 1962October 6, 1962
18Sri Prakasa19561962
19Dr Harekrushna Mahatab19551956
20Sir Girija Shankar Bajpai, KCSI, KBE, CIE19521954
21Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, CIE19481952
22The Rt. Hon. Sir John Colville, PC, GCIE19431948

Cabinet Ministers of Maharashtra

Minister of Cabinet
Chief Minister, Home Affairs, General Administration, Urban Development, Law & Judiciary, Ports, Tourism, Information and Public Relations, Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare, Employment & Self-employmentDevendra FadnavisNagpur South WestBJP
Co-operation, Marketing and Textiles and Public works (excluding public undertakings)Chandrakant Patil BJP
Energy, New and Renewable EnergyChandrashekhar BawankuleKamthiBJP
EnvironmentRamdas Kadam Shiv Sena
Finance & Planning and ForestsSudhir MungantiwarBallarpurBJP
Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs Administration and Parliamentary AffairsGirish BapatKasba PethBJP
Housing, Mining and LaborPrakash MehtaGhatkopar EastBJP
IndustriesSubhash Desai Shiv Sena
Public Health and Family WelfareDr Deepak Sawant Shiv Sena
Public Works (including Public Undertakings)Eknath ShindeKopri-PachpakhadiShiv Sena
Revenue, Rehabilitation & Relief Works, Earthquake Rehabilitation, Minorities Development and Wakf, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries and State ExciseEknath KhadseMuktainagarBJP
Rural Development,Water Conservation,Employment Guarantee Scheme and Women and Child DevelopmentPankaja MundeParliBJP
School Education, Sports & Youth Welfare, Higher & Technical Education,Medical Education, Marathi Bhasha, Cultural AffairsVinod TawdeBorivaliBJP
Social Justice and Special AssistanceRajkumar BadoleArjuni MorgaonBJP
TransportDiwakar Raote Shiv Sena
Tribal developmentVishnu SavaraVikramgadBJP
Water ResourcesGirish MahajanJamnerBJP
Water Supply and SanitationBabanrao LonikarParturBJP
Minister of State
Social Justice and Special AssistanceDilip KamblePune CantonmentBJP
Women and Child Development, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs AdministrationVidya ThakurGoregaonBJP
Home(Rural), Marketing, Public Health and TourismRam ShindeKarjat JamkhedBJP
Public Works (Public Undertakings), Transport, Labour and TextilesVijay DeshmukhNorth SolapurBJP
RevenueSanjay RathodDigrasShiv Sena
Co-operationDada BhuseMalegaon OuterShiv Sena
Water Resources and Water ConservationVijay ShivtarePurandarShiv Sena
Finance, Rural DevelopmentDeepak KesarkarSawantwadiShiv Sena
Tribal DevelopmentRaje Ambrishrao AtramAheriBJP
Housing, Higher and Technical EducationRavindra WaikarJogeshwari EastShiv Sena
Home (Urban), Urban Development, General Administration, Law and Judiciary and Parliamentary AffairsDr Ranjit Patil BJP
Industries and Mining, Environment, Public Works (excluding public undertaking)Pravin Pote BJP

Rajya Sabha Members from Maharashtra

Shri Ramdas AthawaleRepublican Party of India (A) 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Smt. Vandana Chavan Nationalist Congress Party 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Husain Dalwai Indian National Congress 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri Vijay Jawaharlal Darda Indian National Congress 05/07/2010 to 04/07/2016
Shri Murli Deora Indian National Congress 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri Anil Desai Shiv Sena 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Rajkumar Dhoot Shiv Sena 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri Piyush Goyal Bharatiya Janata Party 05/07/2010 to 04/07/2016
Shri Ishwarlal Shankarlal JainNationalist Congress Party 05/07/2010 to 04/07/2016Shri Sanjay Dattatraya Kakade Independent & Others 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020
Shri Majeed Memon Nationalist Congress Party 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri Avinash Pande Indian National Congress 05/07/2010 to 04/07/2016
Smt. Rajani Patil Indian National Congress 10/01/2013 to 02/04/2018Shri Sharad Pawar Nationalist Congress Party 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020
Shri Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena 05/07/2010 to 04/07/2016Shri Ajay Sancheti Bharatiya Janata Party 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Rajeev Shukla Indian National Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018Shri D.P. TripathiNationalist Congress Party03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Maharashtra

Jageshwar S. Saharia
The Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra Room No. 624 6th Floor, Mantralaya Mumbai - 400 032
(022) 22835698
Office Phone
(022) 22025059

Election Commission Contact details:

First Floor, New Administrative Building Hutatma Rajguru Chowk Madam Cama Road Mumbai - 400 032
Phone: (022) 22846720, (022) 22045075
Fax: (022) 22846719, (022) 22046909, (022) 22846720
Email: stateelectioncommission@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mahasec.com/eng/main.asp

Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Election Results 2015

Results for Navi Mumbai's 111 wards and Aurangabad's 113 wards will be announced today. Counting began at 10 am in the morning.

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) Results

Party of allianceSeats won
Mahayuti43(Siv Sena- 37 and BJP- 6)

Ward wise results

Ward No.WinnerParty
1unknown BJP
2 unknown Shiv Sena
11 Rajiv Kamble Shiv Sena
10 unknown NCP
20 Ranjana Independent
34 Kamal Patil Shiv Sena
44 Bharti Patil NCP
46 Shankar More NCP
56 unknown NCP
79 unknown Shiv Sena
101 Saroj Patil Shiv Sena

Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Results

Party of allianceSeats won
Mahayuti52(Siv Sena- 29 and BJP- 23)

Ward wise results

Ward No.WinnerParty
10 unknown Congress
33 unknown Congress
69 unknown BJP
82 unknown BJP
90 unknownShivsena
100 SumitraShivsena
103 Vikas Jain Shivsena
107 unknown Shivsena

Ambernath Municipal Corporation (MMC) Results

Party of allianceSeats won
Shiv Sena26

Kulgaon- Badlapur Municipal Corporation (MMC) Results

Party of allianceSeats won
Shiv Sena24

Last Updated on Feb 24, 2017

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