1985 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election

Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1985 was held in Indian state of Maharashtra in March 1985, to elect 288 members to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.[1]

1985 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Elections
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  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Vasantdada Patil Sharad Pawar
Party INC IC(S) JP
Leader's seat Sangli Baramati
Seats before 186 17
Seats won 161 54 20
Seat change Decrease 25 Increase 54 Increase 3

  Fourth party
 
Party BJP
Seats won 16
Seat change Increase 2

ResultsEdit

Indian National Congress won majority seats in the Assembly, Vasantdada Patil became Chief Minister. Shankarrao Chimaji Jagatap became Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Sharad Pawar became Leader of the Opposition.[2]

Summary of results of the Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1985[1]
Political Party
No. of candidates
No. of elected
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Indian National Congress 287 161 9,522,556 43.41%   25
Indian National Congress (Socialist) 126 54 3,790,850 17.28%   54
Janata Party 61 20 1,618,101 7.38%   20
Bharatiya Janata Party 67 16 1,590,351 7.25%   2
Peasants and Workers Party of India 29 13 825,949 3.77%   4
Communist Party of India 31 2 202,790 0.92%  
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 14 2 174,350 0.79%  
Independents 1506 20 3,836,390 17.49%   10
Total 2230 288 21,934,742

Region-wise ResultsEdit

Region Total seats Indian National Congress Indian National Congress (S) Bharatiya Janata Party Janata Party Others
Western Maharashtra 70 22 31 5 1 1
Vidarbha 62 51 4 7
Marathwada 46 33 10 2
Thane+Konkan 39 18 2 1
Mumbai 36 15 1 1
North Maharashtra 35 22 6 3
Total[3] 288 161 54 20 16

List of winning candidatesEdit

The following is the list of candidates won:

Constituency Name Member of Legislative Assembly Political party Votes polled
Achalpur Sudan Deshmukh CPI / Independent
Amgaon Mahadevrao Shivankar BJP
Aurangabad East Haribhau Bagade BJP
Baramati Sharad Pawar INC(Socialist) 53,545
Borivali Ram Naik BJP
Chandwad Jayachand Kasliwal BJP
Chembur Parvati Parihar Congress
Dadar Sharayu Thakur Congress(I)
Devalali Bhikchand Haribhau Donde BJP
Devgad Appa Gogte BJP
Edlabad Jaware Haribhau ICS (Socialist Congress)
Goregaon (Bhandara) Khushal Bopche BJP
Goregaon (Mumbai) Mrinal Gore Janata Party
Guhagar Shridhar Natu BJP
Kalyan Ram Kapse BJP
Kasba Peth Ulhas Kalokhe Congress 35,588
Khamgaon Manikrao Gawande Congress
Khetwadi Premkumar Shankardatt Sharma BJP
Lakhandur Namdeorao Diwate BJP
Mahim Sham Shetty Congress
Malkapur Vasantrao Shinde Congress
Matunga V Subramanyam Congress(I)
Mumbadevi Lalit Kapadia Congress
Nagpur East Avinash Pande Congress(I)
Nagpur West Gev Avari Congress(I)
Nagpur North Damuantibai Deshbhratar Congress
Nagpur South Ashok Dhawad Congress(I)
Nagpur Central Shoukat Rehman Qureshi Congress(I)
Nashik Daulatrao Aher BJP
Nehrunagar Babasaheb Bhosale Congress(I)
Opera House Chandrashekhar Prabhu Congress
Ratnagiri Shivajirao Jadyar Congress
Raver Gunawant Sarode BJP
Sakri Govindrao Chaudhary BJP
Sangli Vasantdada Patil Congress(I)
Satara Abhaysinh Raje Bhosle Congress(I)
Shivajinagar Anna Joshi BJP
Ulhasnagar Sitaldas Khubchand Harchandani BJP
Vaijapur Ramkrishna Baba Patil Congress
Vile Parle Hans Bhugra Congress

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Key Highlights of General Election, 1985 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  2. ^ "Maharashtra Legislature, Mumbai" (PDF). www.legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in. National Informatics Centre.
  3. ^ "Spoils of five-point duel". Retrieved 26 September 2017.