Maharashtra

Saffron stranglehold

Print edition : June 07, 2019

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addressing a joint press conference in Mumbai after the Lok sabha election results on May 23. Photo: Emmanual Yogini

Girish Bapat of the BJP, who won thr Pune seat. Photo: PTI

Jai Siddheshwar Shivacharya Mahaswamiji of the BJP. He defeated senior Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde in Solapur constituency. Photo: Special Arrangement

Supriya Sule wins in Baramati. The constituency is the NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s stronghold. Photo: PTI

Sujay Vikhe Patil of the BJP wins in Ahmednagar. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Nitin Gadkari of the BJP, elected from Nagpur. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Ashok Chavan of the Congress lost in Nanded. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Milind Deora of the Congress lost in Mumbai South. Photo: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Priya Dutt of the Congress lost in Mumbai North Central. Photo: SHASHI ASHIWAL

The BJP-Sena combine wins 41 of the 48 seats and tightens its grip on the State, leaving the Congress and the NCP wondering how to return to relevance.
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