Following the Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance’s massive victory within the Maharashtra Council polls, the main focus has shifted to the long run plans of Independent candidate Satyajeet Tambe, who recorded a win from the Nashik graduates constituency seat.
The victory of MVA candidate Dhiraj Lingade from the Amravati graduates constituency on Friday ensured that it received three of the 5 seats that went to the polls, dealing a blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena alliance that managed to win simply the Konkan academics constituency seat.
MVA-backed contestants Sudhakar Adbale and Vikrant Kale had received the Nagpur and Aurangabad academics constituencies, respectively, on Thursday.
Mr. Tambe, former State Youth Congress chief and son of former occasion MLC Sudhir Tambe, stated on Friday he would determine on Saturday if he would be part of the BJP or return to the Congress after holding a gathering along with his supporters.
“The credit goes to the personal connect our family has with the voters. The win would have been sweeter if I had contested as a Congress candidate… I will announce my decision tomorrow,” he stated, hinting that it was not the occasion, however a number of Congress leaders who have been behind the fiasco over his nomination.
Cracks had emerged throughout the MVA, comprising the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Congress and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, after the Congress selected Mr. Tambe’s father as its candidate from the Nashik seat. However, he withdrew his nomination on the final minute and Mr. Tambe entered the competition as an Independent, claiming to hunt the BJP’s assist.
Despite Mr. Tambe insisting that he nonetheless supported the Congress, the occasion excessive command initiated disciplinary proceedings towards him and his father. The ‘rebel’, who can also be the nephew of senior Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat, went on to defeat his nearest rival, Shubhangi Patil, an Independent backed by the MVA, by practically 30,000 votes.
The BJP has been wooing Mr. Tambe, who had invited Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to his e book launch late final 12 months. The occasion didn’t discipline its personal candidate for the Nashik seat and threw its weight behind Mr. Tambe, hoping that he would be part of its camp after the outcomes.
‘Return to Congress’
Meanwhile, senior NCP chief Ajit Pawar dubbed the ballot outcomes “a big setback” for the BJP, with educated voters within the academics’ and graduates’ constituencies exercising their franchise towards the ruling occasion. “Satyajeet’s win by a huge margin shows that even MVA workers voted for him. In my opinion, since he and his family have been associated with the Congress for so long, he should forget the recent tensions and return to the party,” Mr. Pawar stated.
However, State Congress chief Nana Patole stated the excessive command would take the ultimate name.