BJP wins Khadakwasla assembly bypoll
Ajit Pawar was instrumental in bringing Harshada Wanjale to NCP fold a day ahead of the bypoll. The byelection was a matter of prestige for Ajit Pawar, as he wields sway over local civic bodies in Pune.
Reacting to BJP`s victory, Shiv Sena spokesperson and MP Sanjay Raut said, "It is not only the defeat of Congress-NCP alone, but also the defeat of Ajit Pawar."
RPI leader Ramdas Athawale said that the victory of the BJP candidate is the result of his party`s alliance with the Shiv Sena.