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Mumbai: Congress Gets Severe Drubbing, MNS is Wiped Out

Published: 19th October 2014 08:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2014 08:24 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUMBAI: Congress, which had bagged 17 of the total 36 Assembly constituencies in Mumbai in 2009, fared miserably this time, managing to retain only five seats.            

BJP won 15 and Shiv Sena 14 seats. MIM and Samajwadi party won one seat each, while Raj Thackeray-led MNS drew a blank in the megapolis.    

Former Women and Child Welfare Minister Varsha Gaikwad (Congress) retained her Dharavi seat. She polled 47,718 votes against Shiv Sena's Baburao Mane, who bagged 32,227 votes.

Former Health Minister Suresh Shetty (Congress) lost in Andheri-East and had to be content with third position, polling 37,929 votes. Shiv Sena's Ramesh Latke won with 52,817 votes.          

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Vinod Tawde (BJP) won from Borivali with a massive margin of over 70,000 votes. He polled 1,02,778 votes, defeating his nearest rival Uttam Agarwal of Shiv Sena got 29,011 votes.

In Mumbadevi, Congress candidate Amin Patel retained his seat polling 39,188 votes against BJP's Atul Shah who got 30,675 votes.          In the suburbs, Aslam Sheikh of Congress retained Malad-West, polling 56,574 votes against BJP's Ram Barot who polled 54,574.   

In Wadala, Congress's Kalidas Kolambkar retained his seat by a slender margin. He was locked in a fierce tussle with BJP's Mihir Kotecha, who got 37,740 votes, against Kolambkar's 38,540. Sena's Hemant Doke got 32,080 votes.

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