Belagavi: Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) which demands the merger of Belagavi with Maharashtra has suffered a big humiliation in this election. Despite its mega election campaign, MES suffered a whitewash failing to win even a single seat.
Sambhaji Patil and Aravind Patil, who are sitting MES MLAs from Belagavi South and Khanapur have lost miserably. The loss of MES has exposed the failure of MES go strengthen its campaign and movement on the border for the last years. The loss of Marathi candidates in Khanapur, Nipani, Belagavi South, Belagavi Rural has proved that MES has totally collapsed in Belagavi region.