BMC Results: Shiv Sena single largest party, BJP close second, Cong wiped out

The results of the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and nine other civic bodies across Maharashtra will be declared tomorrow where the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena are pitted against each other after a gap of 20 long years. The results
Uddhav Thackeray
India TV Politics Desk Mumbai February 23, 2017 23:59 IST

The Shiv Sena today emerged as the single largest party in the cash-rich BMC winning 84 seats, closely followed by BJP which bagged 82 seats, Result of 226 seats have been declared, one result is yet to come.

Congress was relegated to the third position in the civic body tally with 31 seats followed by NCP with 9 seats. MNS won 7 seats, AIMIM-3, SP-6, Akhil Bhartiya Sena-1 and others-4. 

Highlights: 

BMC (Total Seats - 227)

Results:

Shiv Sena - 84

BJP          - 82

Congress - 31

NCP         - 9

MNS         - 7

SP            -6

MIM          -3

ABS          -1

Ind           - 4

Pune (Total Seats - 146/162)

Lead/Results:

BJP- 92

NCP- 29

Cong- 16

MNS- 1

SS- 11

Others - 4

PCMC (Total Seats - 128)

BJP- 78

NCP- 35

SS- 9

Others - 5

MNS - 1

Thane (Total Seats - 131)

SS- 67

BJP- 23

NCP- 34

Others - 4

Cong - 3

Nagpur (Total Seats - 151)

BJP- 91

Cong- 23

Others - 4

NCP - 1

Nashik (Total Seats - 122)

BJP- 67

SS- 34

Cong- 6

NCP- 5

MNS- 5

Others - 5

* Extremely thankful to the sisters & brothers of Maharashtra for reposing their faith in BJP & in politics of development & good governance: PM Modi

* Not only Mumbai mayor, but next Chief Minister will also be from Shivsena: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena has done better in these elections, even Muslim voters have turned towards Shiv Sena: Uddhav Thackeray

* This huge victory for BJP is on the agenda of transparency: Devendra Fadnavis

* Mumbai has proved that it is with PM Modi, BJP has increased its tally from 31 to 82: Union Minister Piyush Goel

​* I take responsibility for my defeat in local body polls in Beed, have sent my resignation: Maharashtra Women&Child Welfare Min Pankaja Munde

BJP's Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar declares party's win on 81 seats and claims support of 4 other corporators 

* Shiv Sainiks celebrate outside 'Matoshree', the residence of Uddhav Thackeray

* Shiv Sena's Haji Mohammed Halim Khan wins from ward number 96 

* Sanjay Nirupam offers resignation from the post of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chairman post.

* INC candidate Rajendra Narwankar, retired BMC assistant Engineer, wins from ward no 216.

* Vinod Shelar brother of BJP's Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar lost from ward number 51

* Vinod Shelar brother of BJP's Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar lost from ward number 51

*Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM wins 5 seats in Solapur Municipal Corporation.

*BMC Polls: BJP MP Kirit Somaiya's son Neil wins from ward number 108

*BMC Polls: Ex-Shiv Sena Mayor Shraddha Jadhav wins consecutively for the 6th time from ward no. 202.

* Counting of votes for 227 wards of BMC begins 

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) today scored a resounding victory in Maharashtra civil polls emerging as the largest party in eight of the 10 municipal corporations while finishing a close second to bellicose ally Shiv Sena in the latter's Mumbai bastion.

BJP was the number one party in Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur. Shiv Sena led the tally in Mumbai and adjoining Thane. 

Making giant strides in the Shiv Sena citadel of Mumbai, BJP won 82 seats in the fiercely fought BMC polls, just two less than the estranged saffron ally, but both were well short of the magic figure of 114 needed to control the civic body. 

The hung verdict will reset the political calculations as no party is in the position to rule the country's richest civic body on its own and alliance seems inevitable. 

However, it is not yet clear whether the saffron allies, who share power both in Maharashtra and at the Centre, will get back together or new combinations will emerge. 

In the counting of votes held today, the Congress was relegated to the third position with 31 seats, whereas the NCP and the Raj Thackeray's MNS were reduced to 9 and 7 seats, respectively. 

AIMIM, which had made its maiden entry into the Maharashtra Assembly with two seats in the last polls, won three seats on debut in the BMC elections, Samajwadi Party six, Akhil Bhartiya Sena one and Independents four. 

For the 25 zilla parishads, BJP led the tally, winning 397 of the 1,509 seats for which polls were held. It was followed by NCP 336, Congress 293 and Shiv Sena 259. MNS got one and others 147. Results of 76 seats were awaited till late night. 

For the 2,990 Panchayat Samiti seats, BJP got the lion's share, winning 803, while NCP got 630, Congress 555 and Sena 538. MNS pocketed just two and others 281 seats. 

Results of the 181 seats were awaited till late night. 

Thanking the voters, an elated Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "Our victory is the result of people's acceptance of our agenda of transparency," and indicated that his party's core committee would explore the options before it. 

Asked about the future course of action, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray said, "What is the hurry? Wait for some time. We have not yet decided if an alliance has to be made or not. We will do so soon." 

With BMC polls throwing no clear winner, a senior Maharashtra BJP leader said both the parties should join hands in Mumbai. 

"Enough of bitterness. Now, it's time to come together again," Chandrakant Patil, minister in the Devendra Fadnavis ministry said, indicating that the bickering allies in the state government could come together after today's fractured verdict. 

"Is there any option other than the two parties coming together, given the number of seats each one has bagged? Will they (Shiv Sena) take support of Congress?" Patil, known to have excellent rapport with the central BJP leadership, said. 

In January, BJP had emerged the number one party in polls for 212 municipal bodies, winning 1,207 seats followed by the Congress (919), NCP (788) and Shiv Sena (616).

Shiv Sena, which has ruled the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for the last 25 years, retained its hold on the civic body by winning 67 seats out of 131 followed by NCP 34. BJP won 23 seats, while Congress could manage to win only four. Four independents were also elected. 

BJP breached NCP's Pune bastion by winning 98 out of the 162 seats. It came to power in the city for the first time. The Sharad Pawar-led NCP won 40 seats in PMC, followed by Congress 11, Shiv Sena 10, MNS two and independent one. 

The BJP also wrested control of the municipal corporation of the twin industrial towns of Pimpri and Chinchwad near Pune from the ruling NCP, winning 78 out of the 128 seats. NCP won 35, Shiv Sena nine, independents five, while MNS had to remain content with just one. Congress did not win a single seat. 

In Nagpur Municipal Corporation, out of 155 seats, BJP won 101, Congress 28, independents 10, Shiv Sena three and NCP just one. The results of 12 seats are awaited. 

In the 122-member Nashik Municipal Corporation which was controlled by Raj Thackeray's MNS, BJP won 67, Shiv Sena 34, Congress and NCP six each, while MNS won merely five. 

Independents clinched four seats. 

BJP clinched 32 seats in the 78-member Ulhasnagar Municipal corporation, Shiv Sena 25, independents 16, NCP four and Congress just one. 

In Solapur Municipal Corporation, out of 102 seats, BJP won 47, Shiv Sena 20, independents 17, Congress 14 and NCP four. 

Of the 80 seats in Akola Municipal Corporation, BJP pocketed 48, Congress 13, Shiv Sena eight, independent six and NCP five. 

In Amravati civic body, out of 87 seats, BJP won 45, independents 20, Congress 15 and Shiv Sena seven. 

(With PTI)

 
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