Shimla Municipal Corporation election result highlights: BJP wins 17 wards, Congress wins 13 wards

The BJP has reached the halfway mark in the Shimla Municipal Corporation election winning 17 out of 34 wards

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2017 4:26 pm
shimla, shimla municipal corporation, shimla elections, shimla MC elections, municipal corporation election results, shimla news Shimla municipal corporation election results live updates: Although sudden rain disrupted the smooth flow of voters, standing in queues earlier in the day, polling picked up again after the weather improved.

The BJP has reached the halfway mark in the Shimla Municipal Corporation election winning 17 out of 34 wards. The Congress won 13 wards while Independents claimed 2 wards. The CPI(M) won 1 ward. This is the first time the BJP has reached majority in the corporation that has been a Congress citadel for 32 years.

Shimla Municipal Corporation Election results Highlights:

3:10 pm: BJP gets halfway number at 17 in 34 member corporation.

2.08 pm: Results for 28 out of 34 wards have been declared.

2.05 pm: Heavy rains have stopped the counting process in Shimla. So far BJP and Congress neck and neck with 12 each. 1 seat to a CPM-backed independent candidate, 3 Congress backed independent candidates have won.

12.45 pm: In 2012, the CPM surprised everyone by winning the posts of mayor and deputy mayor in a direct contest. BJP had 12 councillors, Congress 10 in the outgoing 25-member body. Congress had ruled the SMC for 26 years before 2012.

12.30 pm: CPM opens tally with one win, BJP at 8, and Congress at 6.

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