BJP's Ram Kadam wins at Ghatkopar West constituency, defeated independent candidate Sanjay Bhalerao by the margin of 28789 votes.
Ghatkopar West Assembly constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (Assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra. Ghatkopar West is part of the Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha constituency along with five other Vidhan Sabha segments, namely Mulund, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar East, Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar and Bhandup West in the Mumbai Suburban district.
In 2014, Ghatkopar West Assembly had 52 percent voter turnout. The seat has been occupied by Ram Kadam of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). Earlier, even in 2009, Ram Kadam still held the seat but as a part of MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena).
Other prominent faces to contest from Ghatkopar West Assembly are Anand Shukla Ashok Rokade from Peasants and Workers Party of India.
Full list of candidates for Ghatkopar West assembly who will contest Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019:
PRAMOD SOPAN GAIKWAD- Independent
SANJAY DATTATRAY BHALERAO- Independent
GANESH ARJUN CHUKKAL- Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
ANAND RAJYAVARDHAN SHUKLA- Indian National Congress
SUDHIR BANDU JADHAV- Bahujan Samaj Party
BHHASKAR BHHARTIY- Independent
SANDESH KRUSHNAJI MORE- Independent
ASHOK RUPAJEE ROKADE- Peasants and Workers Party of India
CHANDU DURGA VADAR- Independent
NIKHIL PANDHARINATH NARVEKAR- Independent
GANESH RAOSAHEB OVHAL- Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi
DILIP BRAHMDEOYADAV- Independent
RAMCHANDRA SHIVAJI KADAM- Bharatiya Janata Party
THORAT LATABAI SHAHAJIRAO- Independent
THORAT SHAHAJIRAO DHONDIBA- Indian National Congress
SHANTARAM VISHNU KAMBLE- Peoples Party of India (Democratic)
SANDIP PRABHAKAR YEOLE- Independent
In 2014, Ram Kadam of BJP had won the Ghatkopar West Assembly seat by defeating Sudhir Say of MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) by a massive a total of 80343 votes. Whereas, in 2009, Ram Kadam of while he was in MNC won the Assembly seat by defeating Poonam Mah of BJP.
A total of 3,239 candidates are in the fray for the October 21 assembly elections in Maharashtra for the 288 seats up for grabs where the BJP-led NDA alliance and the Congress-NCP combine are locked in keen contests marked by defections, rebellions and one-upmanships. The Election Commission had received 5543 applications for all the 288 segments, out of which 3239 nominees are left in the race after withdrawals and rejection of 800 applications due to technical errors.
The 2019 assembly elections--the first major political contest after the Lok Sabha outing of summer--are characterised by many political undertones. While the BJP and the Shiv Sena are vying for supremacy in the number game, the Opposition Congress and NCP, which are hit by defections, are fighting to make a comeback to power. Other small players vying for the spoils are the MNS of Raj Thackeray, AIMIM, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna to name a few.
Voting for the 288-member Assembly will be held on 21 October in a single phase. The counting of votes and final results will be declared on 24 October. The counting of votes and final results will be declared on 24 October. The term of the Devendra Fadnavis-led current Maharashtra Assembly will end on 9 November.