Pankaja Munde leads the pack: Know all women candidates who won in Maha poll

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Mumbai, Oct 20: The most expected election results is out. BJP got reason to celebrate giving other parties reason to introspect. Post-election we always talk about big records, like who won with what margin or who lost his deposit. We also discuss, how many women candidates won the election, each time whenever election happens.

This time in Maharashtra Assembly elections, a total 16 women candidates have won. BJP leads the pack with 10 victorious women candidates, while Congress' five women nominees have been elected. NCP's Jyoti Kalani is the sole woman candidate elected on party ticket.

Shiv Sena and MNS have no woman representative, as per the poll results declared yesterday.BJP's Pankaja Munde and Madhuri Misal, who were members of the outgoing Vidhan Sabha, retained their Parli and Parvati seats, respectively.

Two newcomers Manda Mhatre and Vidya Thakur emerged as 'giant killers'. Mhatre defeated Navi Mumbai strongman Ganesh Naik of NCP from Belapur and Thakur defeated senior Sena leader Subhash Desai in Goregaon.

The other victorious women from the BJP include Medha Kulkarni (Kothrud), Bharti Lavhekar (Versova), Manisha Chaudhari (Dahisar), Snehalata Kolhe (Kopargaon), Monika Rajale (Shevgaon) and Sangeeta Thombre (Kaij).

Congress' newcomer Ameeta Chavan, wife of former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, got elected from Bhokar in Nanded district.

The other four Congress women candidates who retained their seats are - former minister Varsha Gaikwad (Dharavi), Yashomati Thakur (Teosa), Nirmala Gavit (Igatpuri) and Praniti Shinde (Solapur City Central).
NCP's Jyoti Kalani won from the Ulhasnagar seat.

OneIndia News

(with PTI inputs)

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