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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.

| 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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  1. B
    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    So no effect against Demonetisation here
    1. S
      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.
      1. I
        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.
        1. M
          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.
          1. M
            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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