Out of 12 seats in Nagpur district, BJP may bag 10 seats except Saoner, Katol
Nagpur: In good news for BJP, Satta Bazaar has “predicted” all seats in Nagpur district except Katol and Saoner. BJP is going to bag all six seats in Nagpur City if bookies are to be beloeved. On the other hand, Independent candidates in Gondia, Bhandara and Chandrapur has posed a major “challenge” to the party. The bookies have brought BJP candidates and Independents on the same boat by offering a rate of 85 paise each on them Gondia, Bhandara and Chandrapur constiuencies. The development is not being seen ‘good’ the mainstream party. Candidates of other parties are not even in race, according to bookies. The rate of 85 paise means the chances of candidates winning the polls are slim.
As far as picture in Nagpur city is concerned, the rate on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is still hanging around 3 paise showing he is going to win handsdown from Nagpur South-West constituency. It means if punters bet on Fadnavis with Rs 10,000 bet, they would pocket Rs 300 only in his win. But there is change in the rate for Krishna Khopde, BJP’s candidate from Nagpur East seat. Initially, Khopde was fetching a rate of 5-8 paise but it has come down to 4 paise stressing he is also winning the seat rather easily.
In another surprise, the rate of BJP’s Hingna candidate Sameer Meghe has also come down to 7 paise giving impression that he is also set to retain the seat. There is also change in rates of rest of other BJP and other candidates in city and district.
After Khopde, the Satta Bazaar sees certian victory for BJP’s Nagpur South candidate Mohan Mate. Mate’s rate has been howering around at 20-30 paise. The rate of other candidates including BJP’s Nagpur Central candidate Vikas Kumbhare is 15-25 paise, NCP candidate from Katol Anil Deshmukh – 30-40 paise. However, it is tough fight for BJP candidate Dr Milind Mane in Nagpur North. His rate is being quoted as 50-60 paise. Similarly, BJP’s Sudhakar Deshmukh in Nagpur West is also fetching a rate of 40-50 paise. Bookies are offering 50-65 paise rate on Congress candidate Sunil Kedar in Saoner.
In Gondia, BJP candidate Gopal Agrawal seems to be in a “tight spot” as bookies are offering 85 paise on his win, a not good sign as far as Satta Bazaar is concerned. Rebel BJP candidate Vinod Agrawal is giving a tough fight. Rate of the rebel candidate is on par with 85 paise.
Party’s candidate in Chandrapur – Nana Shyamkule is also sailing in same boat with rate of 85 paise. Independent candidate, not Congress candidate is posing ‘danger’ to Shyamkule. The same situation is prevailing in Bhandara also.
According to Satta Bazaar, BJP is likely to win 10 seats in Nagpur district. NCP and Congress may bag one seat each. Bookies are assuming Sunil Kedar’s victory in Saoner and Anil Deshmukh’s in Katol. All six seats in Nagpur City are going in the kitty of BJP, bookies claimed.
According to bookies, BJP is likely to win 130-135 seats in Maharashtra while its partner Shiv Sena may bag 75-78 seats. Vote counting is taking place on Thursday, October 24, and the picture on winners and losers would be clear by 12 noon.
The Satta Bazaar gets active whenever major elections are round the corner. But the punters this time are wary of fluctuating situation. There is confucion prevailing over the position of some candidates. But as far as party is concerned, they are “assured” of the outcome.
Generally, betting opens immediately after the poll dates are announced but this time the Satta Market took some time. The rates which opened recently were clearly favoring the ruling alliance. Satta Bazaar has favoured BJP to emerge as the single largest party, followed by the alliance partner Shiv Sena.