In Battle Of Prestige, Congress Beats BJP In Kolhapur North Bypoll

The final results of the Kolhapur North Assembly by-election have been declared. According to the information received so far, Congress’ Jayashree Jadhav has won with 92,012 while BJP’s Satyajit Kadam has got 73,147 votes. The GOP’s victory over the BJP is being considered a big blow for the saffron party. 

The contest was being considered very tight and turned into a battle of prestige between the ruling tripartite MVA and opposition BJP. BJP could not win the seat despite aggressive campaigning and an army of leaders visiting the constituency. Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis had expressed confidence that Goddess Amba will bless the BJP In Kolhapur bypoll. 

This election was also a battle of prestige for Guardian Minister Satej Patil and BJP State President Chandrakant Patil, who also hails from Kolhapur. 

This election was important for the leaders of the Mahavikas Aghadi (MVA) Alliance to prove that the coalition is going strong. Therefore, this victory of MVA will also be important in the context of the 2024 elections.

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