MUMBAI: Rutuja Latke, the candidate of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), on Sunday won the bypoll to Andheri (East) Assembly seat in Mumbai, an official said.
अंधेरी पूर्व विधानसभा पोटनिवडणुकीत शिवसेनेच्या विजयी उमेदवार ऋतुजा रमेश लटके यांनी विजयानंतर शिवसेना पक्षप्रमुख उद्धवसाहेब ठाकरे व शिवसेना नेते, युवासेना प्रमुख @AUThackeray जी यांची भेट घेतली. pic.twitter.com/7acN7Y5uxW
— ShivSena – शिवसेना (@ShivSena) November 6, 2022
The November 3 byelection, necessitated due to the death of sitting Shiv Sena MLA and Rutuja Latke’s Ramesh Latke in May this year, was a mere formality after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew its candidate from the race.
This was the first electoral contest in Maharashtra after the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government collapsed in June following a revolt by a section of Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde.
Shinde subsequently became chief minister in an alliance with the BJP.
Source: Press TRust of India