1972 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election

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Maharashtra State Assembly Elections, 1972

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All 270 assembly constituencies to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
136 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party INC PWP
Last election 203 seats, 47.03% 19 seats, 7.80%
Seats won 222 7
Seat change Increase 19 Decrease 12
Popular vote 8,535,832 856,986
Percentage 56.36% 5.66%
Swing Increase 9.33% Decrease 2.14%

Chief Minister before election

Vasantrao Naik
INC

Elected Chief Minister

Vasantrao Naik
INC

Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1972 was held in Indian state of Maharashtra in 1972, to elect the 270 members to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.[1]

Results

Indian National Congress won most number of seats and a clear majority. Vasantrao Naik, the incumbent Chief Minister was reelected for the post. S. K. Wankhede became Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Ramkrishna Vyankatesh Bet became Deputy Speaker. Dinkar Balu Patil was Leader of the Opposition.[2]

Summary of results

Summary of results of the Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1972
Political Party
No. of candidates
No. of elected
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Indian National Congress 271 222 8,535,832 56.36% Increase 19
Peasants and Workers Party of India 58 7 856,986 5.66% Decrease 12
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 122 5 947,266 6.25% Increase 1
Samyukta Socialist Party/Socialist Party 52 3 693,797 4.58% Decrease 1
Communist Party of India 44 2 412,857 2.73% Decrease 8
All India Forward Bloc 26 2 363,547 2.40% Increase 2
Republican Party of India 118 2 570,533 3.77% Decrease 3
Shiv Sena 26 1 279,210 1.84% Increase 1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 20 1 117,134 0.77% -
Bharatiya Kranti Dal 2 1 31,508 0.21% Increase 1
Indian Union Muslim League 1 1 27,138 0.18% Increase 1
Independents 343 23 1,920,667 12.68% Increase 7
Total 1196 270 15,146,171 - -

List of winning candidates

The following is the list of candidates won:[3]

Constituency Name Member of Legislative Assembly Political party Votes polled
Teosa Sharad Tasre Indian National Congress
Achalpur N S Deshmukh Indian National Congress
Amgaon Swarupchand Ajmera Indian National Congress
Dhobi Talav Mohanlal Popat Indian National Congress
Girgaon Pramod Navalkar Shiv Sena, w Indian National Congress support
Guhagar Shridhar Natu Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Khetwadi Anant Namjoshi Indian National Congress
Malad Mrinal Gore Socialist Party (India)
Malkapur Arjun Wankhede Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Maval Krishnarao Bhegade Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Nagpur Central Navalchand Toksiya Indian National Congress
Nagpur West Sushila Balraj Indian National Congress
Pusad Vasantrao Naik Indian National Congress
Sakoli Martand Kapgate Indian National Congress
Shrivardhan A R Antulay Indian National Congress
Shukrawar Peth Rambhau Mhalgi Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Talode Dilwar Singh Padawi Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Walva Rajaram-bapu Patil Indian National Congress

Region Wise Breakup

Region Total seats Indian National Congress Peasants and Workers Party of India Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Western Maharashtra 70 70 - -
Vidarbha 62 60 1 1
Marathwada 46 31 3 3
Thane+Konkan 39 37 1 -
Mumbai 36 14 - -
North Maharashtra 35 14 2 1
Total[4] 288 222 7 5

References

  1. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1972 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  2. ^ "Maharashtra Legislature, Mumbai" (PDF). www.legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Maharashtra Assembly Election Results in 1972". elections.in.
  4. ^ "Spoils of five-point duel". Retrieved 26 September 2017.