Congress sweeps Nanded civic polls; stops BJP juggernaut

Nanded is Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan's home turf and it saw an aggressive campaign, with BJP making all efforts to wrest control of the civic body.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: October 12, 2017 7:55 pm

The Congress today made a clean sweep in the Nanded-Waghala municipal corporation elections, winning 49 of the 54 seats for which results were declared. Results for 54 seats, out of the total 81, have been declared so far.

Nanded is Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan’s home turf and it saw an aggressive campaign, with BJP making all efforts to wrest control of the civic body. The campaign for the polls witnessed a bitter war of words among the Congress, BJP and Shiv Sena. Of the results declared so far, BJP has won three, while Shiv Sena is placed a distant third, winning a solitary seat.

The results indicate a rout of the AIMIM, which had around a dozen corporators in the outgoing body. The Congress has 41 members in the outgoing civic body, followed by 14 corporators of the Shiv Sena, 11 of the AIMIM and Nationalist Congress Party’s 10.

The municipal corporation of Nanded has been ruled by the Congress, since it came into existence two decades ago. The BJP won 12 of the 16 civic bodies, for which polls were held this year, expanding its footprint in Maharashtra’s urban areas.

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    Ram
    Oct 13, 2017 at 2:35 am
    well if congress and its agents in media, the prest!tutes are happy with some isolated wins in some strongholds of some leaders like Chauhvan, who win irrespective of the party they represent, then it is good for congress! Interestingly all of these leaders with some base will be sidelined in congress as the family will be nervous about them. Look at Pawar, Momota,Veghela, Rane etc. It is matter of time Chauvan also will jump the ship as no one has any future in congress. Pres utes forgot that theer are lots of local body electiosn happening, and congress lost everywhere to BJP/NDA, of course that i sno news. Congres winning is a news like man biting a dog. No wonder! Congies should wonder how many seats they will be able to retain deposits in upcoming Gujarat/HP state elections!
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      Dilip Pendharkar
      Oct 13, 2017 at 7:14 am
      Butt hurt bhakt!
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        Pradeep Raghavan
        Oct 13, 2017 at 10:36 am
        Apply some burnol please.
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        Kamal Pasha
        Oct 13, 2017 at 2:29 am
        This is the end of Modiji's time. He became very successful in dividing the nation on hate politics.
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        1. Extremist Guy
          Oct 13, 2017 at 1:45 am
          Congress won bcoz of muslim, christian and dalit/sc/st votes, they all want is keep BJP out bcoz of religious purpose. They voted for religion. They all hate BJP and hindus so they didnt vote for BJP.
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            Kamal Pasha
            Oct 13, 2017 at 2:36 am
            Modi/Saffrons treated them like second class citizens. And now Congress will treat BJP and supporters as third class citizens.
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              Dilip Pendharkar
              Oct 13, 2017 at 7:14 am
              Try Burnol for that butt hurt
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                Pradeep Raghavan
                Oct 13, 2017 at 10:37 am
                Don't comment non-sense if you can't digest fact.
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                George Cruz
                Oct 13, 2017 at 1:10 am
                BJP won the civic polls in Gujarat but was not reported by the IE. But the reality is that this civic polls doesn't mean anything because it is limited poll conducted by the congress party pseudo secular thugs. But one is sure the educated Indian citizens have already rejected the corrupt/incompetent/communal congress party overwhelmingly during the last elections and don't want to back to the days of corruption and loot by the dynastic leaders. The only people who want the congress and foreign born/illiterate dynastic leaders are the illiterate Muslims, the disgruntled Dalit christians, and the recently converted christians who were put on the government welfare/freebies by the missionaries.
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                  Dilip Pendharkar
                  Oct 13, 2017 at 7:16 am
                  So you mean Hindus are born with a caste/religion certificate in hand? Everyone is born an atheist. Then their parents "convert" them to their religion, understood? Everyone is converted. !
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                    Pradeep Raghavan
                    Oct 13, 2017 at 10:39 am
                    Apply some burnol man!
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                  2. Equality Forall
                    Oct 12, 2017 at 10:38 pm
                    I think BJP's tactics is uniting the opposition.I remember ,shivsena won during state elections from muslim majority part of mumbai.Can you even imagine that?
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                      Mohan
                      Oct 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm
                      Don't think and tax your brain -- just name the assembly seat !
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