Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2015


Fadnavis to head Maharashtra's first BJP government

Devendra Fadnavis will head Maharashtra's first BJP government after its newly elected legislators set aside their differences to pick the 44-year-old as their house leader.

Bharatiya Janata Party activists here and across the sprawling state celebrated after Eknath Khadse, who was a contender for the post, proposed Fadnavis' name at a meeting overseen by party veterans from Delhi.

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Fadnavis' candidature was seconded by Vinod Tawde, Sudhir Mungantiwar and Pankaja Munde, daughter of the late Gopinath Munde who too was in the race for the chief minister's post at one point.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, O.P. Mathur and J.P. Nadda were at the meeting at the Maharashtra Legislature complex.

Shortly afterwards, Fadnavis called on Governor C.V. Rao at the Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the government.

Rao presented a letter of appointment to Fadnavis and asked him to prove his majority in the 288-member legislative assembly within 15 days after assuming the post.

The swearing-in will take place at the Wankhede Stadium 4.30 p.m. Oct 31 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, BJP chief ministers and over 30,000 guests.

Fadnavis will be Maharashtra's youngest chief minister after Sharad Pawar, who was 38 when he took charge in 1978, and the second Brahmin to preside over the state after the Shiv Sena's Manohar Joshi.

Fadnavis, who took to politics when he was barely 22 years old, pledged to provide good governance -- a la Modi.

"I assure the people of Maharashtra that we will make efforts to take Maharashtra forward the way Modi has given good governance and is guiding the country on the path of development," said Fadnavis, who is married to bank manager Amruta and father of a teenaged daughter, Divija.

Speaking in Marathi and Hindi as supporters burst firecrackers and distributed sweets, Fadnavis credited the BJP's showing in the assembly polls to Modi, Shah and other party colleagues.

Informed sources said the BJP leadership decided after days of internal deliberations that Fadnavis would be the best bet to lead the party in the state after it came on top of a fractured electoral verdict.

Hailing from Nagpur, the 1970-born Fadnavis has strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) connections that helped him overcome the challenge to his leadership, including by mentor and central minister Nitin Gadkari.

This will be for only the second time in the state that a non-Congress government will assume office.

The Shiv Sena and the BJP ran a coalition government led by Manohar Joshi and later Narayan Rane, both from the Sena, in 1995-99.

The BJP is the single largest party in the 288-seat house with 122 legislators, short of the half way mark needed for a legislative majority.

One legislator, G.M. Rathod, died of heart attack Monday, reducing its strength to 121.

The BJP has the support of the Rashtriya Samaj Paksha's sole legislator and the Shiv Sena as well as the unconditional backing of the Nationalist Congress Party.

But Fadnavis made no reference to the Shiv Sena, whose 25-year-old alliance with the BJP was dumped by the latter ahead of the elections amid a row over seat sharing.

After taking a stridently anti-BJP, anti-Modi line during the election campaign, the Sena warmed up to the BJP after it bagged only 63 seats, far less than 122 won by the BJP.

Until now, the Shiv Sena had always been the big brother to the BJP in Maharashtra.

His colleagues have high regard for Fadnavis, who, they say, keeps his word - a rare trait in politics today - and has a sound understanding of business matters. His oratory has won him many admirers.

Aware of the Maratha domination of Maharashtra politics, Fadnavis underplays his caste. "Maharashtra has moved beyond such criteria. Today's youths want development, progress."

Formerly known as Bombay State, Maharashtra was carved out as a separate entity May 1, 1960.

 



Maharashtra Assembly Election Results


Party RESULTS CHANGE
BJP+ 123 +75
SS 63 +19
Cong 42 -40
NCP 41 -21
Others 19 -33



Maharashtra Assembly Election constituency 2015


Constituency Candidate Party Gender
Achalpur Bacchu Alias Omprakash Babarao Kadu IND M
Aheri Ambrishrao Raje Satyawanrao Atram BJP M
Ahmadpur Jadhav Patil Vinayakrao Kishanrao IND M
Ahmednagar City Sangram Arunkaka Jagtap NCP M
Airoli Sandeep Ganesh Naik NCP M
Akkalkot Siddharam Satlingappa Mhetre CONG M
Akkalkuwa Padavi Adv K C CONG M
Akola East Savarkar Randhir Pralhadrao BJP M
Akola West Govardhan Mangilal Sharma BJP M
Akole Pichad Vaibhav Madhukar NCP M
Akot Bharsakle Prakash Gunvantrao BJP M
Alibag Subhash Alias Panditshet Patil PWPI -
Amalner Shirish Hiralal Chaudhari IND -
Ambegaon Dilip Dattatray Walse Patil NCP M
Ambernath Dr Balaji Kinikar SS M
Amgaon Puram Sanjay Hanwantrao BJP M
Amravati Dr Deshmukh Sunil Panjabrao BJP M
Andheri East Ramesh Latke SS M
Andheri West Ameet Bhaskar Satam BJP M
Anushakti Nagar Tukaram Ramkrushna Kate SS M
Arjuni Morgaon Engg Badole Rajkumar Sudam BJP M
Armori Krushna Damaji Gajbe BJP M
Arni Raju Narayan Todsam BJP M
Arvi Amar Sharadrao Kale CONG M
Ashti Dhonde Bhimrao Anandrao BJP M
Aurangabad Central Sayed Imtiaz Jalil AIMIM M
Aurangabad East Atul Moreshwar Save BJP M
Aurangabad West Sanjay Shirsat SS M
Ausa Patil Basavraj Madhavrao CONG M
Badnapur Kuche Narayan Tilakchand BJP M
Badnera Ravi Rana IND M
Baglan Chavan Dipika Sanjay NCP F
Balapur Baliram Bhagwan Siraskar BBM M
Ballarpur Mungantiwar Sudhir Sachhidanand BJP M
Baramati Ajit Pawar NCP M
Barshi Dilip Sopal Gangadhar NCP M
Basmath Mundada Jaiprakash Shankarlal SS M
Beed Kshirsagar Jaydattaji Sonajirao NCP M
Belapur Manda Vijay Mhatre BJP F
Bhandara Avsare Ramchandra Punaji BJP M
Bhandup West Ashok Patil SS M
Bhiwandi East Rupesh Laxman Mhatre SS M
Bhiwandi Rural Shantaram Tukaram More SS M
Bhiwandi West Choughule Mahesh Prabhakar BJP M
Bhokar Chavan Ameeta CONG F
Bhokardan Danave Santosh Raosaheb BJP M
Bhor Sangram Anantrao Thopate CONG M
Bhosari Mahesh (Dada) Kisan Landge IND -
Bhusawal Sawkare Sanjay Waman BJP M
Boisar Tare Vilas Sukur BVA M
Borivali Vinod Tawde BJP M
Brahmapuri Wadettiwar Vijay Namdevrao CONG M
Buldhana Harshwardhan Vasantrao Sapkal CONG M
Byculla Adv Waris Yusuf Pathan AIMIM M
Chalisgaon Unmesh Bhaiyyasaheb Patil BJP M
Chandgad DesaiKupekar Sandhyadevi Krushnarao NCP F
Chandivali Khan Md Arif (Naseem) CONG M
Chandrapur Shamkule Nanaji Sitaram BJP M
Chandvad Dr Aher Rahul Daultrao BJP M
Charkop Yogesh Sagar BJP M
Chembur Prakash Vaikunth Phaterpekar SS M
Chikhli Bondre Rahul Siddhavinayak CONG M
Chimur Banty Bahngdiya BJP M
Chinchwad Jagtap Laxman Pandurang BJP M
Chiplun Chavan Sadanand Narayan SS M
Chopda Sonawane Chandrakant Baliram SS M
Colaba Raj K Purohit BJP M
Dahanu Dhanare Paskal Janya BJP M
Dahisar Chaudhary Manisha Ashok BJP F
Dapoli Kadam Sanjay Vasant NCP M
Daryapur Ramesh Ganpatrao Bundile BJP M
Daund Kul Rahul Subhashrao RSPS M
Deglur Sabane Subhash Peraji SS M
Deolali Gholap Yogesh (Bapu) Babanrao SS M
Deoli Kamble Ranjit Prataprao CONG M
Dhamangaon Railway Jagtap Virendra Walmik CONG M
Dharavi Gaikwad Varsha Eknath CONG F
Dhule City Anil Anna Gote BJP M
Dhule Rural Kunal (Baba) Rohidas Patil CONG M
Digras Rathod Sanjay Dulichand SS M
Dindori Zirwal Narhari Sitaram NCP M
Dindoshi Sunil Prabhu SS M
Dombivali Chavhan Ravindra Dattatray BJP M
Erandol Annasaheb Dr Satish Bhaskarrao Patil NCP M
Gadchiroli Dr Deorao Madguji Holi BJP M
Gangakhed Madhusudan Manikrao Kendre NCP M
Gangapur Bumb Prashant Bansilal BJP M
Georai Pawar Laxman Madhavro BJP M
Ghansawangi Rajeshbhaiyya Tope NCP M
Ghatkopar East Prakash Mehta BJP M
Ghatkopar West Ram Kadam BJP M
Gondiya Agrawal Gopaldas Shankarlal CONG M
Goregaon Vidya Thakur BJP F
Guhagar Jadhav Bhaskar Bhaurao NCP M
Hadapsar Tilekar Yogesh Kundlik BJP M
Hadgaon Ashtikar Patil Nagesh Bapurao SS M
Hatkanangle Dr Minchekar Sujit Vasantrao SS M
Hinganghat Kunawar Samir Trambakrao BJP M
Hingna Meghe Sameer Dattatraya BJP M
Hingoli Mutkule Tanhaji Sakharamji BJP M
Ichalkaranji Suresh Ganpati Halvankar BJP M
Igatpuri Gaveet Nirmala Ramesh CONG F
Indapur Dattatray Vithoba Bharne NCP M
Islampur Jayant Rajaram Patil NCP M
Jalgaon (Jamod) Kute Dr Sanjay Shriram BJP M
Jalgaon City Suresh Damu Bhole (Rajumama) BJP M
Jalgaon Rural Patil Gulab Raghunath SS M
Jalna Arjun Panditrao Khotkar SS M
Jamner Girish Dattatray Mahajan BJP M
Jat Jagtap Vilasrao Narayan BJP M
Jintur Bhambale Vijay Manikrao NCP M
Jogeshwari East Ravindra Dattaram Waikar SS M
Junnar Sharaddada Bhimaji Sonavane MNS M
Kagal Mushrif Hasan Miyalal NCP M
Kaij Thombre Sangeeta Vijayprakash BJP F
Kalamnuri Tarfe Santosh Kautika CONG M
Kalina Sanjay Govind Potnis SS M
Kalwan Gavit Jiva Pandu CPM -
Kalyan East Ganpat Kalu Gaikwad IND M
Kalyan Rural Bhoir Subhash Ganu SS M
Kalyan West Narendra Baburao Pawar BJP M
Kamthi Chandrashekhar Krushnarao Bawankule BJP M
Kandivali East Atul Bhatkhalkar BJP M
Kankavli Nitesh Narayan Rane CONG M
Kannad Jadhav Harshvardhan Raibhan SS M
Karad North Patil Shamrao Balaso Pandurang NCP M
Karad South Prithviraj Chavan CONG M
Karanja Patni Rajendra Sukhanad BJP M
Karjat Suresh Narayan Lad NCP M
Karjat Jamkhed Prof Ram Shankar Shinde BJP M
Karmala Patil Narayan Govindrao SS M
Karvir Narke Chandradeep Shashikant SS M
Kasba Peth Bapat Girish Bhalchandra BJP M
Katol Ashish Ranjeet Deshmukh BJP M
Khadakwasala Tapkir Bhimrao Dhondiba BJP M
Khamgaon Akash Pandurang Fundkar BJP M
Khanapur Anilbhau Babar SS M
Khed Alandi Gore Suresh Namdeo SS M
Kinwat Jadhav Pradeep Naik NCP M
Kolhapur North Rajesh Vinayakrao Kshirsagar SS M
Kolhapur South Amal Mahadik BJP M
Kopargaon Kolhe Snehalata Bipindada BJP F
Kopri-Pachpakhadi Eknath Sambhaji Shinde SS M
Koregaon Shinde Shashikant Jaywantrao NCP M
Kothrud Kulkarni Medha Vishram BJP F
Kudal Naik Vaibhav Vijay SS M
Kurla Mangesh Kudalkar SS M
Latur City Amit Deshmukh CONG M
Latur Rural Bhise Trimbakrao Shrirangrao CONG M
Loha Chikhalikar Prataprao Govindrao SS M
Madha Shinde Babanrao Vitthalrao NCP M
Magathane Prakash Surve SS M
Mahad Gogawale Bharat Maruti SS M
Mahim Sada Sarvankar SS M
Majalgaon R T Deshmukh (Jija) BJP M
Malabar Hill Mangal Prabhat Lodha BJP M
Malad West Aslam Shaikh CONG M
Malegaon Central Shaikh Asif Shaikh Rashid CONG M
Malegaon Outer Dadaji Dagadu Bhuse SS -
Malkapur Chainsukh Madanalal Sancheti BJP M
Malshiras Dolas Hanumant Jagannath NCP M
Man Jaykumar Bhagwanrao Gore CONG M
Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar Abu Azmi SP M
Maval Bhegade Sanjay (Bala) Vishwanath BJP M
Mehkar Raimulkar Sanjay Bhashkar SS M
Melghat Bhilawekar Prabhudas Babulal BJP M
Mira Bhayandar Narendra Mehta BJP M
Miraj Khade Suresh (Bhau) Dagadu BJP M
Mohol Ramesh Nagnath Kadam NCP M
Morshi Dr Anil Sukhdevrao Bonde BJP M
Mukhed Govind Mukkaji Rathod BJP M
Muktainagar Eknath Khadse BJP M
Mulund Sardar Tara Singh BJP M
Mumbadevi Amin Patel CONG M
Mumbra-Kalwa Awhad Jitendra Satish NCP M
Murbad Kisan Shankar Kathore BJP M
Murtizapur Harish Marotiappa Pimple BJP M
Nagpur Central Kumbhare Vikas Shankarrao BJP M
Nagpur East Krishnaji Panchamji Khopde BJP M
Nagpur North Dr Milind Mane BJP M
Nagpur South Kohale Sudhakar Vittalrao BJP M
Nagpur South West Devendra Fadnavis BJP M
Nagpur West Sudhakar Shamrao Deshmukh BJP M
Naigaon Chavan Vasantrao Balwantrao CONG M
Nalasopara Kshitij Hitendra Thakur BVA M
Nanded North D P Sawant CONG M
Nanded South Patil Hemant Shriram SS M
Nandgaon Pankaj C Bhujbal NCP M
Nandurbar Gavit Vijaykumar Krushnarao BJP M
Nashik Central Farande Devayani Suhas BJP F
Nashik East Balasaheb Mahadu Sanap BJP M
Nashik West Hire Seema Mahesh (Seematai) BJP F
Nawapur Naik Surupsing Hirya CONG M
Nevasa Balasaheb Alias Dadasaheb Damodhar Murkute BJP M
Nilanga Nilangekar Sambhaji Diliprao Patil BJP M
Niphad Anil Sahebrao Kadam SS M
Osmanabad Rana Jagjit Sinha Patil NCP M
Ovala - Majiwada Pratap Baburao Sarnaik SS M
Pachora Kishor Appa Patil SS M
Paithan Bhumre Sandipanrao Aasaram SS M
Palghar Ghoda Krushna Arjun SS M
Palus-Kadegaon Dr Kadam Patangrao Shripatrao CONG F
Pandharpur Bhalake Bharat Tukaram CONG M
Panvel Prashant Ramsheth Thakur BJP M
Paranda Mote Vaishali Rahul NCP -
Parbhani Dr Rahul Vedprakash Patil SS M
Parli Pankaja Munde BJP F
Parner Auti Vijayrao Bhaskarrao SS M
Partur Yadav Lonikar Babanrao Dattatray BJP M
Parvati Misal Madhuri Satish BJP F
Patan Desai Shambhuraj Shivajirao SS M
Pathri Phad Mohan Madhavrao IND -
Pen Dhairyasheel Mohan Patil PWPI M
Phaltan Chavan Dipak Pralhad NCP M
Phulambri Bagde Haribhau Kisanrao BJP M
Pimpri Adv Chabukswar Gautam Sukhdeo SS M
Pune Cantonment Dilip Kamble BJP M
Purandar Vijaybapu Shivtare SS M
Pusad Naik Manohar Rajusing NCP M
Radhanagari Abitkar Prakash Anandrao SS M
Rahuri Kardile Shivaji Bhanudas BJP M
Rajapur Salvi Rajan Prabhakar SS M
Rajura Adv Sanjay Yadaorao Dhote BJP M
Ralegaon Prof Dr Ashok Ramaji Wooike BJP M
Ramtek Reddy Dwaram Mallikarjun Ram Reddy BJP M
Ratnagiri Uday Ravindra Samant SS M
Raver Haribhau Madhav Jawale BJP M
Risod Amit Subhashrao Zanak CONG M
Sakoli Kashiwar Rajesh Lahanu BJP M
Sakri Ahire Dhanaji Sitaram Or D S Ahire CONG M
Sangamner Vijay Alias Balasaheb Bhausaheb Thorat CONG M
Sangli Dhananjay Alias Sudhirdada Hari Gadgil BJP M
Sangole Deshmukh Ganpatrao Annasaheb PWPI -
Satara Bhonsle Shivendrasinh Abhaysinh NCP M
Savner Kedar Sunil Chhtrapal CONG M
Sawantwadi Deepak Vasant Kesarkar SS M
Shahada Padvi Udesing Kocharu BJP M
Shahapur Barora Pandurang Mahadu NCP M
Shahuwadi Satyajeet Babasaheb Patil (Aba) Sarudkar SS M
Shevgaon Monika Rajale Rajiv BJP F
Shirala Naik Shivajirao Yashwantrao BJP M
Shirdi Radhakrishna V Patil CONG M
Shirol Patil Ulhas Sambhaji SS -
Shirpur Kashiram Vechan Pawara CONG M
Shirur Pacharne Baburao Kashinath BJP M
Shivadi Ajay Choudhari SS M
Shivajinagar Vijay Kale BJP M
Shrigonda Jagtap Rahul Kundlikrao NCP M
Shrirampur Bhausaheb Malhari Kamble CONG M
Shrivardhan Avadhut Anil Tatkare NCP M
Sillod Abdul Sattar Abdul Nabi CONG M
Sindkhed Raja Dr Khedekar Shashikant Narsingrao SS M
Sindkheda Jaykumar Jitendrasinh Rawal BJP M
Sinnar Rajabhau (Parag) Prakash Waje SS M
Sion Koliwada Captain R Tamil Selvan BJP M
Solapur City Central Praniti Shinde CONG F
Solapur City North Vijay Sidramappa Deshmukh BJP M
Solapur South Deshmukh Subhash Sureshchandra BJP M
Tasgaon R R Patil NCP M
Teosa Adv Yashomati Thakur (Sonawane) CONG F
Thane Kelkar Sanjay Mukund BJP M
Tirora Rahangdale Vijay Bharatlal BJP M
Tuljapur Chavan Madhukarrao Deorao CONG -
Tumsar Waghamare Charan Sovinda BJP M
Udgir Sudhakar Sangram Bhalerao BJP M
Ulhasnagar Jyoti Pappu Kalani NCP F
Umarga Chougule Dnyanraj Dhondiram SS M
Umarkhed Rajendra Waman Najardhane BJP M
Umred Parwe Sudhir Laxmanrao BJP M
Uran Manohar Gajanan Bhoir SS M
Vadgaon Sheri Jagdish Tukaram Muluk BJP M
Vaijapur Bhausaheb Patil Chikatgaonkar NCP M
Vandre East Prakash (Bala) Vasant Sawant SS M
Vandre West Adv Ashish Shelar BJP M
Vasai Thakur Hitendra Vishnu BVA M

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2015


Name of Constituencies Winner Result
Nandurbar Gavit Hina Vijaykumar BJP
Dhule Dr Bhamre Subhash Ramrao BJP
Jalgaon A T Nana Patil BJP
Raver Khadase Raksha Nikhil BJP
Buldhana Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao SS
Akola Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao BJP
Amravati Adsul Anandrao Vithoba SS
Wardha Ramdas Chandrabhanji Tadas BJP
Ramtek Krupal Balaji Tumane SS
Nagpur Nitin Gadkari BJP
Bhandara-Gondiya Nanabhau Falgunrao Patole BJP
Gadchiroli-Chimur Ashok Mahadeorao Nete BJP
Chandrapur Ahir Hansraj Gangaram BJP
Yavatmal-Washim Gawali Bhavana Pundlikrao SS
Hingoli Rajeev Shankarrao Satav CONG
Nanded Ashok Chavan CONG
Parbhani Jadhav Sanjay (Bandu) Haribhau SS
Jalna Danve Raosaheb Dadarao BJP
Aurangabad Chandrakant Khaire SS
Dindori Chavan Harishchandra Deoram BJP
Nashik Godse Hemant Tukaram SS
Palghar Adv Chintaman Navasha Wanga BJP
Bhiwandi Kapil Moreshwar Patil BJP
Kalyan Dr Shrikant Eknath Shinde SS
Thane Rajan Vichare SS
Mumbai North Gopal Chinayya Shetty BJP
Mumbai North-West Gajanan Kirtikar SS
Mumbai North-East Kirit Somaiya BJP
Mumbai North-Central Poonam Mahajan BJP
Mumbai South -Central Rahul Ramesh Shewale SS
Mumbai South Arvind Sawant SS
Raigad Geete Anant Gangaram SS
Maval Appa Alias Shrirang Chandu Barne SS
Pune Anil Shirole BJP
Baramati Supriya Sule NCP
Shirur Adhalrao Shivaji Dattatray SS
Ahmednagar Gandhi Dilipkumar Mansukhlal BJP
Shirdi Lokhande Sadashiv Kisan SS
Beed Gopinath Munde BJP
Osmanabad Prof Gaikwad Ravindra Vishwanath (Ravi Sir) SS
Latur Dr Sunil Baliram Gaikwad BJP
Solapur Sharad Bansode BJP
Madha Sadabhau Ramchandra Khot SWP
Sangli Sanjaykaka Patil BJP
Satara Shrimant Chh Udayanraje PratapsinhaBhonsale NCP
Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Vinayak Bhaurao Raut SS
Kolhapur Dhananjay Mahadik NCP
Hatkanangle Raju Shetty SWP


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Delhi government formation: LG to consult parties, Kejriwal calls him BJP agent (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 29,2014   8:24 pm
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday said he would meet all party leaders to discuss the possibility of government formation in the capital in a few days, a move which AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal described as delaying tactics in installing a new administration. View More..

Delhi LG to explore government formation options

    Updated On : Oct 29,2014   3:48 pm
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court said that the BJP-led central government was not sincere in ensuring a new government in Delhi, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's office issued a communique Wednesday that he would explore all options for establishing a popular government in a few days. View More..

Advani bats for Sena-BJP alliance

    Updated On : Oct 19,2014   2:52 pm
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday advocated a rapprochement between the Shiv Sena and his party in Maharashtra to form a government and said their alliance should never have broken. View More..

Maharashtra polls: B-Town stars cast votes

    Updated On : Oct 15,2014   1:34 pm
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) 'Go vote' and 'Get inked' is the mantra that Bollywood stars like Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan spread among their fans via Twitter Wednesday, the day of the assembly elections in Maharashtra. The stars themselves cast their vote and posted selfies of their inked fingers. View More..