Maharashtra Assembly election results: Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray establishes comfortable lead in Worli

Updated: Oct 24, 2019, 14:12 IST | Agencies | Mumbai

29-year-old Aaditya Thackeray is the first member of the family in the party's history to contest elections

Aaditya Thackeray
Aaditya Thackeray

Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray establishes a comfortable lead in Worli assembly constituency where he is making his electoral debut. The 29-year-old Thackeray scion is pitted against NCP's Suresh Mane and has established a lead of over 7000 votes as per the early trends.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray is leading with 7,020 votes from Mumbai's Worli assembly constituency after the first round of counting in Maharashtra elections, according to initial trends of Election Commission (EC).

Aaditya Thackeray, the 29-year-old son of Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray, is the first member of the family in the party's history to contest elections.

The junior Thackeray is pitted against Suresh Mane of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Gautam Anna Gaikwad of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) and Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Vishram Tida Padam in Worli assembly constituency.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 21 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra, while its ally Shiv Sena is ahead in 13 seats, as per official trends from EC.

Congress, on the other hand, is leading on five seats while its alliance partner, NCP is ahead in 15 seats.

Independents are leading on four seats and the Krantikari Shetkari Party is ahead in one constituency, according to the EC. There are 288 seats in the Maharashtra assembly. Counting of votes began at 8 am today. The state went to polls in a single phase on October 21.

Counting of votes for Maharashtra Assembly polls and Satara Lok Sabha bypoll, held on Monday,
beginning at 8 am on Thursday, election officials said. Counting of votes for all the 288 Assembly segments began at 269 locations in the state, the officials said. Exit polls have predicted a comfortable win for the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government in the state. Around 25,000 personnel are deployed on counting duty, an election official said, adding police have also
made adequate arrangements to ensure a smooth counting process.

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