Sunday, October 25, 2009

7 Jain MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly

In the elections of Maharashtra Legislative assembly, 7 MLAs from Jain community were elected. Here is the list of the elected MLAs.

1. Chainsukh Sancheti from Malkapur constituency (BJP)
2. Rajendra Darda from Aurangabad East (Congress)
3. Prashant Bumb from Gangapur (Independent)
4. Omprakash Pokarna from Nanded South (Congress)
5. Mangal Prabhat Lodha from Malbar Hill (BJP)
6. Suresh Dada Jain from Jalgaon City (Shivsena)
7. Prakash Mehta from Ghatkopar (BJP)

There are 288 seats in Maharashtra assembly. So the percentage of Jain MLAs stands 2%+. This is much more than the percentage of Jains according to census in population of Maharashtra, which is 1.3%

Following Jain candidates failed to win the elections:

1. Prakash Awade from Ichalkaranji (Congress)
2. Rajesh Patni from Karanja (Shivsena)
3. Rajendra Pipada from Shirdi (Shivsena)
4. Rahul Pugliya from Ballarpur (Congress)
5. Rajkumar Bafna from Malbar Hill (Congress)
6. Bharat Parekh from Charkop (Congress)


  1. This shows that NCP, one of the major party had not given ticket to any Jain candidate.

  2. Congratulation to all elected jain M.l.A. and Thanks to them also who fight the elections.
    There is no good Reprsentation in LOKSHABHA.
    FOR the betterment of society this is very necessary that we win more and more seats in various political places .
    L.K.Chhajer ,Bikaner (Rajasthan)

  3. L S Bardiya from Nasik
    One more Jain candidate Mr. Subhash Ghiya, Independent candidate lost from Nasik

  4. congratulation to all the elected M.L.A.'s. Kindly raise your voice for non-voilance, vegeternaism and brotherhood

    Mahendra Ranka

  5. I agree with I. R. Sancheti.
    But now its time to increase these numbers from 7 to 14. Do u all think?

    Parag Achaliya


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