Thane: Shiv Sena candidate Rupesh Mhatre
on Saturday won the by-election from Bhiwandi East Assembly seat in
Maharashtra defeating his nearest rival Farhan Azmi of
Samajwadi Party by a margin of 1,676 votes.
Mhatre bagged 35,376 votes against Azmi`s 33,700.
With this win, the saffron outfit has wrested the
seat, dominated by members of the minority community, from the
Samajwadi Party in this district neighbouring Mumbai.