Maharastra Assembly Elections 2009

The 13th Assembly elections were held in Maharashtra, on October 13, 2009. Voters elected the 288 members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in newly organised assembly constituencies after the delimitation approved in 2008. The results were declared on October 22, 2009.

Poling recorded was 60% , however Mumbai Town registerd 48% polling. The turnout was slightly better in suburban Mumbai at 52%.

The Quick Facts:

  • Voter Turnout: 60%
  • Number of constituencies: 288
  • Number of candidates: 3,559, including 211 women
  • Electors: Male 3,97,34,776, Female 3,60,76,469, Total 7,58,11,245
  • Polling stations: 84,136
  • Constituency with maximum candidates: Aurangabad East – 28
  • Constituency with minimum number of candidates: Dahanu (ST) and Islampur – 4 each
  • Biggest constituency electorate-wise: Chinchwad (391,644 electors)
  • Smallest constituency electorate-wise: Kudal (186,185 electors)

Results:
The Seats Won by Differest Parties is As Follows:

  • Indian National Congress (INC) 82
  • Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 62
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 46
  • Shiv Sena (SHS) 44
  • Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) 13
  • Samajwadi Party (SP) 04
  • Peasants and Workers Party of India (PWPI) 04
  • Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) 02
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) 01
  • Others & Independent: 30

New Government :
The INC emerged as a largest party. However after the results on October 22, a bitter tug-of-war ensued between the Congress and the NCP over the power-sharing formula, which was resolved in a fortnight. This paved the way for the formation of the new ministry and Ashok Chavan sworn in as New Chief Minister of Maharastra.

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