Maharashtra MLC Elections 2024: Will win all four MLC seats, create new narrative, says Fadnavis

16 June,2024 10:39 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

MLC polls are going to be held for four seats in Maharashtra. The NDA must outperform the opposition and create a new narrative as we received a setback due to a false narrative in the Lok Sabha elections. Ours is a people-friendly government and we need to push this narrative further, he said at a rally in Thane.

Devendra Fadnavis addressing party workers in Thane. Pic/ X


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The Maharashtra Legislative Council poll results will create a new narrative in the state after the BJP faced a setback in the Lok Sabha elections due to a false narrative, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday, reported PTI.

"MLC polls are going to be held for four seats in Maharashtra. The NDA must outperform the opposition and create a new narrative as we received a setback due to a false narrative in the Lok Sabha elections. Ours is a people-friendly government and we need to push this narrative further," he said at a rally in Thane.

As per the PTI report, Fadnavis was rallying in favour of BJP candidate for the Konkan Graduates constituency Niranjan Davkhare, who is pitted against the Congress' Ramesh Keer.

"The false narrative of the opposition parties disturbed our political arithmetic. The opposition gained 43.9 per cent, while we received 43.6 per cent of votes, but they won 31 Lok Sabha seats, and we could win only 17 (out of 48 seats in Maharashtra). The MLC polling result will be announced on July 1, and we are confident of winning all four seats," he asserted.

Addressing party workers, he emphasised on the importance of management to ensure electors reach polling booths and cast their votes.

"We have registered nearly 2.25 lakh voters for this election, of which 99,000 are from Thane district alone. This means the party's Thane district functionaries will have a lot of work to do. If you add voters of Raigad district, the number jumps to 1.50 lakh voters. NDA functionaries will need to make extra efforts to ensure registered voters reach the polling booth on voting day," he said.

Voting for four seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council will take place on June 26, while results will be declared on July 1.

Maharashtra MLC Elections 2024: Voting for four seats to be held on June 26, results on July 1

Elections to the four seats of Maharashtra legislative council (MLC) will be held on June 26, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said on Friday, as per a report by PTI.

The counting of votes will take place on July 1, the ECI said in a release.

The tenure of the sitting members of the Mumbai, Konkan and Nashik teachers and graduates constituencies will end on July 7.

As per the release, June 7 will be the last date for filing nominations, while scrutiny will take place on June 10, and the last date for withdrawal is June 12.

Of the seats going to polls, Mumbai teachers' and Mumbai graduates' constituencies are currently represented by Kapil Patil (Lok Bharati) and Vilas Potnis (Shiv Sena (UBT)).

Konkan division graduates' constituency is represented by the BJP's Niranjan Davkhare, while Nashik division teachers' constituency is represented by Kishore Darade.

The ECI had earlier planned the elections for June 10.

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