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The ten big upsets

Contesting for the fourth term, suresh Shetty came in third, having lost to Shiv Sena’s Ramesh Latke.

VINOD GHOSALKAR (SHIV SENA, DAHISAR):

Sitting Shiv Sena MLA from Dahisar, Ghosalkar had been out on bail after being charged with assault. He was defeated by BJP’s Manisha Chaudary, a corporator, by a margin of 38,578 votes. Shiv Sena councillor and former mayor Shubha Raul had defected to rival MNS to contest against him. With seven women corporators in the constituency and 50% of the voters comprising women, most parties had fielded women candidates from this constituency.

SURESH SHETTY (CONGRESS, ANDHERI EAST):

Contesting for the fourth term, he came in third, having lost to Shiv Sena’s Ramesh Latke. Anti-incumbency seems to have worked against him, with BJP’s candidate Sunil Lalanprasad coming in second place.

BABA SIDDIQUE(CONGRESS, BANDRA WEST):

Siddique, the sitting Congress MLA from Bandra West, has represented the constituency for 15 years. He was shown the door, with BJP’s city party president Ashish Shelar winning with a large margin of 26,911 votes. Anti-incumbency seems to have led to Congress losing the seat with Priya Dutt also having been ousted in the Lok Sabha elections.

KRIPASHANKAR SINGH (CONGRESS, KALINA):

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Former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh came in third, losing to Sanjay Govind Potnis of Shiv Sena and Amarjeet Singh of BJP. With a disproportionate assets case against him, being probed by Mumbai Police, Singh had lot of image baggage working against him. There were also reports of the three-time Kalina MLA falling out of favour with senior leaders, who soon distanced him following his disproportionate assets case.

SACHIN AHIR (NCP, WORLI):

Minister of State for Housing and sitting MLA from Worli, Sachin Ahir lost to Sunil Govind Shinde, a corporator from Shiv Sena, by 23,012 votes. The Marathi voters of Worli gave a clear verdict to Shiv Sena this time.

NAWAB MALIK (NCP, ANUSHAKTI NAGAR):

NCP spokesperson and a senior party leader Nawab Malik was confident of retaining the Anushkati Nagar seat but suffered defeat from Shiv Sena candidate Tukaram Kate.

NITIN SARDESAI (MNS, Mahim):

Probably the most popular face of MNS in Mumbai, and a close confidante of Raj Thackeray could not keep the party’s flag’s over their most prestigious marathi neighbourhood of Shivaji Park, after he failed against Shiv Sena veteran Sadanana Sarvankar.

SHISHIR SHINDE (MNS, BHANDUP WEST):

The senior most leader from MNS, Shishir Shinde lost his Bhandup west constituency to Shiv Sena’s Ashok Patil. Shinde stood third, trailing behind BJP’s Manoj Kotak who was ranked second. Patil won by 11,000 votes.

PRAVIN DAREKAR (MNS, MAGATHANE):

In the Magathane constituency of western suburbs, MNS’ sitting MLA and candidate Pravin Darekar lost his seat to Sena’s Prakash Surve by more than 30,000 votes.

SUBASH DESAI (SENA, GOREGAON):

Sitting MLA from Goregaon and a Thackeray family loyalist, Subhash Desai has been associated with the Shiv Sena for 30 years. Desai lost to BJP’s Vidya Thakur by 4,756 votes.