As Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections concluded on October 21, the entire focus has now shifted to the results of the 288 assembly seats of Maharashtra, and 90 seats of Haryana. The Republic-Jan Ki Baat Exit Poll predicts that the BJP-Sena alliance is likely to win in Maharashtra, and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition of Congress-NCP is porjected to be lagging.
The Bhokar assembly seat is in Marathwada region and Nanded district of Maharashtra. According to the Republic-Jan Ki Baat Exit Poll, Congress's Ashokrao Shankarrao Chavan has an edge at winning the seat over Shrinivas Alias Bapusaheb Deshmukh Gorthekar of the BJP on the Bhokar assembly seat, a constituency that comprises of the following areas of Nanded district of Maharashtra: Ardhapur Tehsil, Mudkhed Tehsil, Bhokar Tehsil.
During the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections, Ameeta Ashokrao Chavan of the Congress party had won on the Bhokar seat by defeating Dr. Madhavrao Kinhalkar of the BJP by a margin of 47,557 votes which was 25.61% of the total votes polled in the constituency. INC had a vote share of 54.27% in 2014 in the seat. Ashok Chavan had won from the same seat in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly Elections.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is projected to secure an overall of 216 to 230 seats with incumbent BJP projected to win a significant majority of around 135 to 142 seats. The saffron coalition of BJP and Shiv Sena is projected to secure around 81 to 88 seats. Sharad Pawar's NCP is predicted to win 30 to 35 seats. Meanwhile, Congress is projected to secure 20 to 24 seats.
Republic-Jan ki Baat projections also show that AIMIM is likely to secure a single seat, in Mumbai's Byculla. Others which include solo candidates or small parties are predicted to win 8 to 12 seats in Maharashtra. Raj Thackeray's MNS is projected to remain empty-handed with zero seats in the Exit Poll.
BJP - 135 to 142
Shiv Sena - 81 to 88
INC - 20 to 24
NCP - 30 to 35
Others - 8 to 12
MNS - 0
AIMIM - 0 to 1