PM lauds BJP’s show in Maharashtra civic polls; ‘Win for pro-poor, development politics’

As per the trends available till late afternoon, BJP was ahead with its candidates winning 455 seats, its ally Shiv Sena with 187, NCP 231 and Congress 333.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 8:08 pm
maha civic polls, maharashtra civic polls, municipalpolls, maha municipal, modi, pm modi, narendra modi, devendra fadnavis He also praised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Rao Saheb Danve for their efforts in ensuring the party’s victory.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed BJP’s victory in polls to Maharashtra’s local bodies as a “win for pro-poor and development politics” and thanked people of the state for placing their faith in the party. “I thank people of Maharashtra for placing their faith in BJP in local body polls. This is a win for pro-poor & development politics of BJP,” he said in a tweet. He also praised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Rao Saheb Danve for their efforts in ensuring the party’s victory.

“I laud BJP Karyakartas, CM @Dev_Fadnavis & @raosahebdanve. Their grassroot level work ensured people place their valued trust in BJP,” Modi said in another tweet.

BJP emerged as a major gainer in the first phase of municipal council polls winning 39 municipal chief’s posts of the 147 urban local bodies, dealing a blow to Congress and NCP in the keenly fought elections, whose campaign centred around issues like demonetisation. Trends and results pouring in from around the state showed the BJP making inroads into the Congress and NCP strongholds.

Polls were also held for 17 nagar panchayats on Sunday. As per the trends available till late afternoon, BJP was ahead with its candidates winning 455 seats, its ally Shiv Sena with 187, NCP 231 and Congress 333. In the last elections, BJP tally was 298, Sena 264, Congress 771 and NCP 916.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Abhinav Gour
    Nov 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm
    Clean the place up begining with muncpality n food sold in a hygenic way only in market places
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      Arvind
      Nov 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm
      The main Problem with Congress party is it does not have any interest about improving our economy or development of Nation first before Party's Interest.That is why it has been rejected by voters in local body election in Maharashtra.Its atude of blocking or stalling of proceedings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha every session did not like Aam Aadmi even he/she has suffered due to Demonetization..
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        Dash
        Nov 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm
        people are not corrupt. they know what Modi means to ths nation. yhese khoojliis,bombtabanos,paapujis will face public wrath. jai hind.
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          R K
          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm
          Congress is digging its own grave by opposing demonetization and people of India will reward it with " congress mukth Bharat".
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            LC
            Nov 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm
            Modi gav new notes for these elections...other parties were stuck with old notes. Sharp shrewd modi will ultimately loose in 2019.
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              m
              Nov 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm
              Only BJP might had money to bribe people in this election. Other party were kangaal.lt;br/gt;Everybody knows election in India is won by money. Modi-Shah guru of dirty politics
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                N.Ramanathan
                Nov 28, 2016 at 4:36 pm
                Good. Congress mukht Bharat he started.
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                  sreedhar
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm
                  you need to see what others got too ? You need to remember what happened in Bihar ? if others stand together, you will not be anywhere that's what the other side of the result you need to be scared about
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