Friday, February 24, 2017

Maharashtra Civic Poll Results 2017: As it happened on Thursday

24 February 2017

MUMBAI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on showcased an impressive performance by winning 82 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and majorly gaining in elections held for other municipal bodies.

The Shiv Sena finished on top of a hung BMC but the BJP said it could take control of India's richest civic body with the backing of independents. Sena finished with just 84 of the 227 seats.

BJP emerged as the big winner by conquering eight municipal corporations Pimpri-Chinchwad, Akola, Amravati, Solapur, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Ulhasnagar.

As it put up a sterling performance in civic polls across Maharashtra including the cash-rich BMC, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Maharashtra for reposing their faith in the "politics of development" and "good governance".

Elated over BJP's performance in Maharashtra civic polls, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said BJP's victory resulted from a vote for transparency and demonetisation.

Apart from Mumbai, the municipal corporations which went to the polls were Thane, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amravati, and Nagpur.


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