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|October 6, 1999||
BJP wins two LS seats in Maharashtra
The ruling Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance maintained its winning spree in Maharashtra where it bagged six of the eight seats for which results were declared and was leading in 14 while the Congress won two and was ahead in five.
The Nationalist Congress Party, the breakaway faction of the Congress, was leading in four Lok Sabha constituencies, including Baramati, where former chief minister Sharad Pawar was poised to retain the seat. Pawar was leading by 164,248 votes over Pratibha Lokhande of the BJP.
The Sena won Bombay South-Central (Mohan Rawle), Ratnagiri (Anant Gite) and Thane (Prakash Paranjape), all seats which it held in the twelfth Lok Sabha.
The four winners of the BJP are Jayawanti Mehta (Bombay South), Minister of State for Railways Ram Naik (Bombay North) and Annasaheb M K Patil (Erandole). The two seats won by the Congress were by general secretary Sushilkumar Shinde, who retained Sholapur for the second successive term, and Prakash Patil, son of former chief minister Vasantrao Patil, who wrested Sangli from his cousin Madan Patil of the NCP.
Trends available from 27 other seats showed that the Shiv Sena was leading in nine, the BJP in five, the Congress in five, Janata Dal (Secular ), Bahujan Mahasangh, Peasants and Workers Party, and MPKP in one each.
UNI team sba ss mpj dw mumbai 03 35 The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance took an early lead in Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha election, winning seven seats and taking the lead in 15 more. Among the earliest results, the BJP's Jaywanti Mehta defeated senior Congress leader Murli Deora in Bombay South, while party colleague and Minister of State for Railways Ram Naik retained Bombay North.
The Shiv Sena's Mohan Rawle won Bombay South-Central for the fourth consecutive time.
The Congress won two seats and was leading in five others while the Republican Party of India, an ally of the Congress, won one seat.
The Nationalist Congress Party led by former chief minister Sharad Pawar had failed to open its account.
Yavatmal: Uttam Patil of the Congress was leading by 7,111 votes over his nearest rival Hari Rathod of the BJP.
Buldhana: Anand Adsul of the Sena was leading by 803 votes over Sahebrao Ashruji of the NCP.
Bombay North-Central: Former chief minister Manohar Joshi of the Sena was leading by 32,853 votes against his nearest rival Raja Dhale of the RPI.
Bombay North-West: Sunil Dutt of the Congress was leading by 34,000 votes.
Latur: Former Lok Sabha speaker Shivraj Patil was ahead of his nearest rival by just 1,500 votes.
Pandharpur: Ramdas Athawale of the RPI was leading by 12,494 votes over Sandipan Thorat of the Congress.
Khed: Ashok Mohol of the NCP was leading by 8,312 votes over Kisan Bankhele of the Shiv Sena.
Ichalkaranji: Nivedita Mane of the NCP was leading Kallappa Awade by 7,598 votes.
Kulaba: Ramshet Thakur of the PWP was leading by 1,909 votes.
Ramtek: Subodh Mohite of the Sena was leading against Banwarilal Purohit of the Congress.
Dhule: Ramdas Gavit of the BJP was leading by 1,420 votes over Bapu Hari Chawre of the Congress.
Osmanabad: Shivaji Kamble of the Sena was leading by 10,165 over Kanifnath Devepude of the NCP.
Parbhani: Suresh Jadhav of the Sena was leading by 5,912 votes over Suresh Varpudkar of the NCP.
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