Satara (Maharashtra): NCP candidate Shriniwas Patil is leading by a wide margin of over 1,00,000 votes against BJP’s Udayanraje Bhosale in Satara constituency of Maharashtra on Thursday. Also Read - COVID-19: BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari Passes Away, PM Modi Condoles Demise
The bypolls for Maharashtra’s Satara Lok Sabha constituency were held on October 21 along with the assembly polls for the 288 Assembly seats in the state. The Satara bypoll witnessed a voter turnout of 65 per cent as against 61 per cent in April. Also Read - PM Modi To Inaugurate Widened NH Stretch, Attend Dev Deepawali in Varanasi Today
The bypolls for the Satara constituency was necessitated following the resignation of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and sitting MP Udayanraje Bhoslae. He was elected as an MP from Satara thrice – in 2009, 2014 and 2019. On September 14, he quit the NCP to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Also Read - Regretting Error: Congress MP Anand Sharma Clarifies After Praising PM Modi's Visit to Vaccine Facilities
In an unfortunate incident, at least three people were killed and nearly 16 others injured when a private bus, taking all of them to Satara district to cast their votes, hit a stationary truck on the Mumbai-Pune highway on Monday morning.