Maharashtra civic polls: BJP bags 100 seats, retains top position in final phase

The BJP on Monday bagged 100 seats in the last phase of municipal council polls in Maharashtra for 244 seats and secured seven posts of Municipal Council President.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: January 9, 2017 8:56 pm
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The BJP on Monday bagged 100 seats in the last phase of municipal council polls in Maharashtra for 244 seats and secured seven posts of Municipal Council President. This takes the ruling party’s tally at the end of fourth and final phase of elections to 1190 councillors and 71 municipal council presidents, retaining overall top position.

The polling for last phase of Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat elections took place on Sunday across 11 local bodies in Nagpur and Gondia districts. These 11 municipal councils were: Kamthi, Umred, Katol, Kalameshwar, Mohpa, Ramtek, Narkhed, Khapa and Saoner in Nagpur district, and Tirora and Gondia in Gondia district.

As many as 92 candidates were in the fray for 11 Municipal Council President posts, and 1190 candidates for 244 seats of councillors in these two districts. An average 67.36 per cent voter turnout was registered.

Congress bagged 58 seats and won two council president posts. The party finished second overall, with 952 seats and 34 council presidents, at the end of final phase. NCP won 26 councillor seats and finished with 812 seats in total. The party also won 22 council president posts. It did not win any president’s post in the fourth phase.

Shiv Sena which won 598 seats in three phases, won another 14 seats in the fourth phase finishing with 612 councillors. The party won 26 council president posts. It did not win a single council president seat in the last phase. MIM won a seat in Kamptee, while 18 seats in Katol were secured by ‘Vidarbha Maza’ party and four by PWP. In Saoner, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha won three seats.

BJP won president’s posts in Khapa, Saoner, Gondia and Tirora, Umred, Kalameshwar and Ramtek. Congress won the president’s seat in Kamptee and Mohapa. Vidarbha Maza won Katol council president’s seat. Narkhed council president’s seat went to Peoples Republican Party Nagar Vikas Agadhi.

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    Bharat
    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    So no effect against Demonetisation here
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      Satyaki
      Jan 9, 2017 at 11:55 pm
      Oh wow. So even though Congress and NCP fought elections separately, they are way ahead than bjp Sena combined if you add their numbers, even though they traditionally share the same vote bank. That's not too good for the BJP.
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        IML sood
        Jan 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm
        No saccha but juatha desi starts having heart attack when ever a particular party or Central Govt. does good performance.Appears some sympathiser with fake name let out his frustration when again and again they are pushed to corner and their time of reckoning is coming near. Such elements in country will disappear soon not to seen again.
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Jan 9, 2017 at 8:12 pm
          Yes,---this to show that being a PM of the worlds largest democracy,----he and his family still is and will be a simple AAM admi,---and not like RA_ the Italian mafia and his bar dancing queen full of scams.,--Jai Hind.
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            MyTake
            Jan 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm
            Seeing the attack on demonitisation, and Mamata, AK, Rahul, Mayabati reactions people in all walk of life should be supporting BJP. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If they fail to do that in 10 years time they will be forced to say stan zindabad without fail this is what stan China counting on in the subcontinent!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There is not a single leader in India today except Modi who is trying to just stand on his leg. In the name of politics many in the opposition can sell even their mothers to anyone (like sold out Mamata), what to talk of public interests!
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              S.R
              Jan 9, 2017 at 11:01 pm
              BJP will also win ensuing embly elections.
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                Amol Adhane
                Jan 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm
                If we see total councillors of congress and ncp 1764 that of bjp is 1100 plus .bjp only concentrate President.how we can this is victory of bjp.modi wave decreasing.maharashtra bjp is only depend on modi ji.
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                  Jai hind
                  Jan 10, 2017 at 12:46 am
                  Aah how cheap ... To show the world how simple he is ...he made her wait In que.. Mother is always Queen whether he is a begger or a king... What kind of sun he is .... No one is gonna question him even if he give previlage to his mother using his power ..coz mother is mother ....
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                    Jai hind
                    Jan 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm
                    Bandhar ka hath mai phir SE phool ka har .. ... Wah Bhai wah......
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                      Jai hind
                      Jan 10, 2017 at 12:39 am
                      It's on truth ... Facts... Let's wait
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                        Jai hind
                        Jan 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm
                        Waise voting machine fraudulant to nahi horaha haina ...
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                          anmol
                          Jan 10, 2017 at 5:54 am
                          Rahul hi said Read my Lipslt;br/gt;He should read the voters' verdicts in election after election and pipe down his rhetorics
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                            Bibian
                            Jan 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                            Even after two months of the draconian decision, countless people across the country continue to suffer, while over a 100 people have lost their lives. Modi's removal is necessary to save the country. A National Government should be formed at the Centre.
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                              Bibian
                              Jan 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm
                              Then what was Vyapam Scam, Chiki Scam, DDCA scam, Lalit Gate, IPL Scam, Vijay Mallaya Scam, Hydel Power Scam all during 2.5 years under BJP Government. Worst thing that 55 innocent Whistle Blowers were murdered in Vyapam Scam.
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                                chetan
                                Jan 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm
                                If Pappu fight elections without HI Surname, he will loose deposits....
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                                  chetan
                                  Jan 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm
                                  This is vote against corrupt Cong NCP Leaders... ex- deputy CM is still not suspended from the party.....
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                                    Nampurath Krishna
                                    Jan 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm
                                    Modi critics and demonetisation haters need any more evidence of common man's mind??
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                                      Dhannu
                                      Jan 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm
                                      Indian Economy is Ruined --Rural Economy is Ruined -- Farming is Ruined -- Daily wage earners are Ruined -- Small Business is Ruined -- So many employees are sacked and jobless etc etc--- Country has gone back 50 years --- Loss maybe in the tune of 8-10 lakh crores -- Honble Supreme Court should have included Demonetisation in the Basic Structure of Consuition with sufficient Checks and balances -- Few People without proper understanding, deciding and playing Havoc with the Indian Economy without knowing or understanding of India's Rural and Tribal hinterland, making it Topsy Turvy and Ruining it should not be allowed ---- This will have serious future repurcussions --It will be a uphill task for next Government to fix such a huge mess left behind useless BJP regime.
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                                        Dhera
                                        Jan 9, 2017 at 8:35 pm
                                        By creating hurdles in the development of Delhi, BJP is digging it's own grave and will not win any seats in MCD, State or LokSabha elections next time.
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                                          Gopu
                                          Jan 9, 2017 at 3:49 pm
                                          Time for SS to introspect.
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                                            harith
                                            Jan 9, 2017 at 9:38 pm
                                            true; scams are missing for the last 2.5 years; they should be brought back@ the earliest; hurryUP
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