This tribal seat was won by Amit's father late Krishna Ghoda in October 2014 assembly elections. Bypolls to the Palghar constituency is due to be held on February 13, while results will be announced on February 16.
Amit is pitted against former Congress minister Rajendra Gavit and former Sena leader Manisha Nimkar, who is this time contesting on a Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) ticket. Despite the BJP staying away from the election fray, Sena cadres were optimistic about the party retaining this seat.

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