Sunday, October 19, 2014

Congress' Shaikh Asif wins Malegaon assembly seat

A legislative assembly election was held on 15 October 2014, in a single phase, to select the 288 members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in India. The result was announced on 19 October,2014, with the BJP getting a majority.

BJP for the first time secured 122 seats, Shiv Sena bagged 63, while Congress could managed only 42 seats, followed by Sharad Pawar-led NCP with 41 seats. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) reduced from 13 seats to just one while Hyderabad's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) made its debut in Maharashtra assembly elections by winning two seats; one from Aurangabad and another from Mumbai south-cenral.

In Malegaon central constituency, amidst a tough competition between Mufti Mohammed Ismail, the sitting MLA from Lok Jan Shakti Party, and Congress' Shaikh Asif, the first timer Asif managed to win the election with a 13,000 plus vote margin. Asif has been mayor in Malegaon municipal corporation. He is said to be the young face of Malegaon's politics.

In Maleagon outer constituency, Dada Bhuse (below in the pic)of Shiv Sena won the election. He won the assembly poll for the third consecutive time. (Pics:

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