1980 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election

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1980 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election

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All 288 seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
144 seats needed for a majority
Turnout53.30% (Decrease14.29%)
  Majority party Minority party
  Sharad Govindrao Pawar.jpg
Leader A. R. Antulay Sharad Pawar
Party INC INC(U)
Last election 62 seats New Party
Seats won 186 47
Seat change Increase124 New Party
Popular vote 7,809,533 3,596,582
Percentage 44.50% 20.49%
Swing Increase26.16% New Party

Chief Minister before election

President's Rule

Elected Chief Minister

Abdul Rehman Antulay
INC

Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1980 was held in the Indian state of Maharashtra in 1980, to elect the 288 members to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.[1]

Results

Indian National Congress won majority seats in the Assembly, Abdul Rehman Antulay became Chief Minister, Sharad Shankar Dighe became Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Sharad Pawar became Leader of the Opposition.[2]

Summary of results of the Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1980[1]
Political Party
No. of candidates
No. of elected
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Indian National Congress 286 186 7,809,533 44.50%
Indian National Congress (Urs) 192 47 3,596,582 20.49%
Janata Party (Secular) 111 17 1,511,042 8.61%
Bharatiya Janata Party 145 14 1,645,734 9.38%
Shiv Sena 8 0 726,338 4.14%
Communist Party of India 17 2 230,570 1.31%
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 10 2 162,651 0.93%
Republican Party of India (Khobragade) 42 1 239,286 1.36%
Independents 612 10 1,409,177 8.03%
Total 1537 288 17,548,655

List of winning candidates

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

Constituency Name Member of Legislative Assembly Political party Votes polled
Achalpur Sudan Deshmukh CPI
Amgaon Mahadevrao Shivankar BJP
Baramati Sharad Pawar INC(U) 54,919
Borivali Ram Naik BJP
Chandgad V. K. Chavan Patil INC 38,695
Chembur Hashu Advani BJP
Dadar Sharayu Thakur Congress
Edlabad Pratibha Patil Congress
Kalyan Ram Kapse BJP 39066
Kasba Peth Arvind Lele BJP 28,851
Khamgaon Pandurang Phundkar BJP
Khetwadi Premkumar Shankardatt Sharma BJP
Kurla Datta Samant Independent
Mahim Fred Pinto Janata Party
Malkapur Kisanlal Sancheti BJP
Matunga V Subramanyam Congress
Mumbadevi Nanubhai S. Patel (K. S. Patel) BJP 15643
Nagpur East Satish Chaturvedi Congress
Nagpur West Gev Avari Congress
Nagpur North Suryakant Dongare RPI (Khobragade)
Nagpur South Banwarilal Purohit Congress
Nagpur Central Mohd. Yakub Kamar Khan Congress
Nehrunagar Babasaheb Bhosale Congress
Opera House Jaywantiben Mehta BJP
Ratnagiri Kusum Abhyankar BJP
Renapur Gopinath Munde BJP
Sangameshwar Jagannathrao Jadhav JNP(JP)
Sangli Shalinitai Patil Congress
Satara Abhaysinh Raje Bhosle Congress
Sawantwadi Shivram Sawant Bhonsale Congress 21,156 votes
Shahada Annasaheb P. K. Patil JNP(JP) 32,102
Shivajinagar Anna Joshi BJP
Shrivardhan Ravindra Raut (Later, Antulay in bypoll) Congress
Ulhasnagar Sitaldas Khubchand Harchndani BJP
Vile Parle Pranlal Vora Janata Party

References

  1. ^ a b "Key Highlights of General Election, 1980 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra, Election Commission of India". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)Key Highlights of General Election, 1980 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra, Election Commission of India ([1])
  2. ^ "Maharashtra Legislature, Mumbai (www.legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in), National Informatics Centre". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)Maharashtra Legislature, Mumbai (www.legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in), National Informatics Centre ([2])
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)