Although there may not be lead as much as last time for BJP, BJP is in comfortable position to win this seat.
Nana Patole uplifted spirit of INC cadre as he fought against heavyweight minister Gadkari. Gadkari couldn't move out of Nagpur for a while in this phase.
A neck to neck contest. BJP put a good fight in by poll held previously. Due to Nana Patole moved to Nagpur to contest, BJP somewhat got a relief to make this seat workout.
Both BJP & NCP put fresh candidates. It is going to be a cadre vs cadre fight.
No any other CM has visited Gadchiroli as much as Devendra Fadnavis did. Development work has put edge to BJP in this seat.
Heavy weight minister Hansraj Ahir will be fighting against Suresh Dhanorkar who have jumped to INC from ShivSena.
Fight though looked to be neck to neck, Hasnraj Ahir's reputation, connection with public & every assembly, development work should put him through
A four corner fight between SS-INC-VBA-Prahar's candidate Vaishali Yede.
In fighting in ShivSena, a bit of upset in BJP's cadre has put this fight tough for Bhavana Gawli. Although VBA can spoil chance of INC on this seat.
ShivSena's past candidate Subhash Wankhede jumped to INC due to no ticket offered as fresh candidate Hemant Patil to contest from SS.
Wankhede known for his reach & playing cards. How much INC's Satav puts effort will decide fate. INC seems to have edge
Heavy weight INC leader Ashok Chavan wanted to contest his wife but pressure of top leadership made him contest this seat, he was locked in Nanded for two phases.
ShivSena's Prataprao Chikhlikar will be fighting on BJPs ticket & has put good fight as much as 2014.
Highest anti incumbency noted on this seat. Rajesh Vitekar a reliable face put by NCP seems to be winning against ShivSena's many terms MP Sanjay Jadhav. Although how many votes VBA takes will be interesting to see!
BJP Maharashtra's head Raosaheb Danve will be winning yet again. Just in time damage control seems to have worked for him as he made ShivSena's MLA Arjun Khotkar put differences aside.
Four cornered fight has made this seat very interesting! SS vs MIM vs independent MLA Harshwardhan Jadhav vs Subhash Zambad.
At first glance, INC doesnt look in the contest neither Jadhav will be able to make it. Real fight is between MIM & ShivSena
Some BJP leaders have worked for Jadhav.
Either ShivSena should win by 25k or MIM may make it by same margin.
Still insights looked like ShivSena has edge.
BJP changed its incumbent MP to NCP's 2014 candidate Bharati Pawar. NCP has imported ShivSena's Dhanraj Mahale to contest.
How much Harishchandra Chavan reacts will decide fate of this seat.
Nashik has a history that no MP has repeated ever. This time history will not repeated it seems. ShivSena's Hemant Godse should win Nashik consecutively.
Independent MP, Manikrao Kokate cutting votes of both parties. His large influence remain only in Sinnar.
Palghar looks like major fight is between ShivSena vs Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (not to be mistaken with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi)
SS has asked Rajendra Gavit who won by poll last time on BJPs ticket to contest.
BVA has lost its symbol whistle which is disadvantage
At one point INC had major advantage to win this seat.
However table turned after Vishwanath Patil INCs 2014 candidate lent his support to BJP, Kapil Patil apologized to ShivSainiks & Eknath Shinde personally keeping watch on this seat.
ShivSena will win Kalyan handsdown.
Major fight is between Shrikant Shinde of SS- son of Eknath Shinde against Babaji Patil of NCP.
ShivSena will win Thane also handsdown. Rajan Vichare of ShivSena contesting against Anand Paranjpe of NCP. NCP noticed low voting percentage in Kalwa-Mumbra where they hoped to get major votes.
Gopal Shetty will win seat against INC's Urmila Matondkar. Though Urmila ran nice campaign & created hype, lack of machinery & strong alternative made BJP win this seat easily.
Gajanan Kirtikar of SS will be fighting against Sanjay Nirupam of INC. Sanjay Nirupam jumped to this constituency at last minute. Sena will win this seat yet again.
Manoj Kotak will be fighting against Sanjay Dina Patil of NCP. In spite Kirit Somaiyya got ticket denied, Kirit Somaiyya have worked as much as he can to win this seat. Also ShivSainiks worked for BJP as candidate changed, earlier they opposed Somaiyya.
Once upon a time, Congress looked ultra strong in this seat, now finding infighting & lack of machinery to take its voter to booth.
BJP campaigned well & systematically put its machinery to make Poonam Mahajan win against Priya Dutt.
Rahul Shewale of ShivSena has good hold now on this seat while INC finding it slipping from its hand. Help of MLA Kalidas Kolambkar will also be added advantage.
On other hand Eknath Gaikwad of INC ran his campaign without noise & systematically.
ShivSena will win this seat as Worli, Shivdi & Malabar Hill voted higher compared to Congress stronghold Colaba, Mumbadevi & Byculla.
People have voted for Arvind Sawant for his network & good work done.
Congress yet again lacked necessary machinery.
Anti incumbency against minister Anant Gite of ShivSena. Last time PWP & NCP fought independently, dummy candidate took votes of Sunil Tatkare.
This time they have allied, ShivSena took Antule's son in party although NCP looks like winning.
A high voltage battle which is looking neck to neck however, SS's Barne is local candidate while Parth Pawar - son of Ajit Pawar was announced almost month before election.
#Pune may have noticed drop in voting percentage by 4% compared to 2014, however due reason is Congress voter didn't step down enthusiastically as they used to be. Late candidate declaration has costed party dearly.
Though BJP put it all to win this seat, late declaration of candidate, no Modi's rally will be disadvantage.
BJP's Kanchan Kool fighting against NCP's Supriya Sule. NCP will get lead from Baramati, Indapur while BJP to get lead from Khadakwasla & Daund.
However must mention that BJP's Kanchan Kool reached to almost everyone (in terms of she is contesting from BJP) in very short time, she is wife of RSP MLA Rahul Kool.
Few months ago, Shirur looked a very safe seat but surprise entry of Amol Kolhe shaken grounds of Shirur. In this high voltage battle, Kolhe's popularity, media coverage, oratory skills have paid off.
ShivSena has advantage of its experienced machinery
Hadapsar may go neck to neck.
Taking voter to booth will pay off & ShivSena may win this battle with low margin.
BJP changed its candidate to Sujay Vikhe - son of Balasaheb Vikhe while NCP fielded Sangram Jagtap - son in law of Shivaji Kardile (Kardile is BJP MLA).
Sujay Vikhe had started his preparation to contest Ahmednagar & started social work very well in advance
In this high voltage battle, Vikhe looks like winning due to his own system & voter base + BJPs vote being added while NCP putting truly tough fight!
Balasaheb Vikhe is helping ShivSena candidate Sadashiv Lokhande win against INCs Bhausaheb Kamble. ShivSena has an edge on this seat
Most of the leaders of NCP have already joined BJP. Preetam Munde from BJP should win against NCPs Bajrang Sonawane.
BJP should win seat by good margin.
Son of Padmasinha Patil - Ranajagjitsinha is fighting on NCPs ticket while Sena has not given ticket to its incumbent MP. Omraje Nimbalkar to fight from ShivSena son of Pavanraje Nimbalkar.
Used to be bastion of Congress earlier however since 2004, Latur started noticing power of BJP.
BJP has won seats since 2004 except lost in 2009 by narrow margin.
Latur rail coach factory, drought help, reach of Sambhaji Nilangekar making BJP win. BJP will retain.
There was very high anti incumbency against BJPs incumbent MP. His work & reach was not up to mark & people were in mood to make change.
Sudden entry of Prakash Ambedkar changed full election scenario. In 3 way contest , BJP is making it due to VBAs strong presence
A true neck to neck fight where BJP will take lead in Malshiras, Maan & Phaltan on other hand NCP will take lead in Madha, Karmala, Sangola.
BJP has upper hand due to BJP put all resources, imported right persons, CM personally took this seat as a challenge
Vishal Patil of INC on ticket of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana became a great combination on other hand VBAs Gopichand Padalkar was strong rebel of BJP.
BJP faced headache due to Padalkar cutting BJPs base voters. Although in this tough contest, BJP have edge
In 2014, NDA left this seat to RPI & it became a cakewalk for Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale - a Chhatrapati legacy .
This time ShivSena fielded Narendra Patil - a legacy of Anna saheb Patil.
Udayanraje is very much popular across & reach of NCP is tremendous.
major contest between Narayan Rane's son Nilesh on their own Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha & Vinayak Raut of ShivSena. SS has presence over all assemblies while Swabhiman may struggle in Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Rajapur possibly in Sawantwadi too.
Anti incumbency against incumbent MP Dhananjay Mahadik.
ex MLA Satej Patil took revenge by working for ShivSena this time, seemed to have turned table & a sympathy towards SS. NDA started its rally from Kolhapur & Sanjay Mandlik should win. Sena to open acc
Seemed to be a safe seat at first glance for Raju Shetty however ShivSena-BJP-Mane's own voter combined worked for Dhairyasheel Mane of SS. Anti incumbency towards Shetty on many points while Sugarcane farmers being Shettys asset.
NDA winning 10/10 seats includes 6 seats of Mumbai, Palghar, Bhiwandi, Thane, Kalyan.