Ratnagiri Assembly Constituency: With only six candidates in the fray for the Ratnagiri assembly seat, Shiv Sena's incumbent MLA Uday Ravindra Samant has won by defeating NCP leader Sudesh Sadanand Mayekar with a margin of 87335 votes. With 31019 votes, NCP's Mayekar lost the seat. Shiv Sena has a vote share of 72.66 per cent.
With the other 287 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra, Ratnagiri went on for polling on October 21. The constituency recorded 63.38 per cent of voter turnout.
Ratnagiri Constituency: 2009 and 2014 Maharashtra Assembly Elections
In the 2014 Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Bhashkar Raimulkar won the election with a vote share of 47.82 per cent. While in the 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls, Dr Sanjay Bhaskar Raimulkar of Shiv Sena emerged as the winner with a vote share of 57.96 per cent.
Ratnagiri Constituency: Key Candidates
Apart from Uday Samant and Sudesh Mayekar, the other key candidates in the fray are Jadhav Rajesh Sitaram of Bahujan Samaj Party, Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi leader Damodar Shivram Kamble. Only one independent candidate has filed the nomination from Ratnagiri Constituency.
With 288 constituencies of Maharashtra state, Ratnagiri too went on to poll on October 21. The counting of the votes for the 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections is underway.