The bypolls to Chinchwad and Kasba Peth have brought mixed results for the BJP. While Ashwini Jagtap of the BJP is leading by 13,000 votes in Chinchwad, Congress candidate Ravindra Dhangekar has won the Kasba assembly seat. This indicates the BJP’s policies have resonated well with the electorate in Chinchwad, but the party has struggled to retain its bastion in Kasba Peth. State BJP President Chandrashekhar Bawankura has said the party will introspect its performance regardless of the outcome. Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut has said the results have made the BJP sweat despite its power and machinery.
Today: December 9, 2023