BJP makes big gains in Maharashtra civic polls

Shiv Sena party workers celebrate outside Matoshree, Uddhav Thackeray's residence, in Bandra on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Vijay Bate

The BJP made big gains in the Maharashtra civic polls, even as it was in a neck-and-neck fight with the Shiv Sena for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, according to latest trends.

The BJP is leading in Pune, Nashik, Akola and Amravati Corporations, while the Shiv Sena is ahead in Thane and the NCP in Pimpri-Chinchwad.

Read more: BJP set for decisive gains, Shiv Sena has an edge in BMC

 

BJP and Shiv Sena workers get into an argument near BJP office in Dadar.

BJP and Shiv Sena workers get into an argument near BJP office in Dadar.   | Photo Credit: Deepak Salvi

Results at 6.00 p.m.

 

 

Corporation

Total Seats

BJP

Shiv Sena

INC

NCP

MNS

Others

Declared

Pending

1BMC

227

59

78

25

9

7

13

191

36

2Thane

131

17

49

3

17

 

3

89

42

3Pune

162

38

1

4

9

 

3

55

107

4Pimpari-chichwad

128

28

2

0

9

 

2

41

87

5Nashik

122

42

20

3

4

2

11

82

40

6Nagpur

151

56

 

17

  

3

76

75

7Amravati

87

15

3

4

  

7

29

58

8Solapur

102

17

19

6

1

 

7

50

52

9Akola

80

39

7

13

5

 

6

70

10

10Ulhasnagar

78

32

25

1

4

 

16

78

0

 Total

1268

343

204

76

58

9

71

761

507

 

6.30 p.m.

It is definitely a setback, says Congress

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) concedes that the results so far for the 10 municipal corporations, 25 zilla parishads and 283 panchayat samitis across the State have signaled a setback to the party.

“The results are mixed, with the party doing well in zilla parishads while suffering reverses in the municipal corporations. It is definitely a setback,” party spokesman Ratnakar Mahajan told PTI.

He said the results have been unexpected and need to be analysed on the organisational level at the popularity level. “Whether there has been a disconnect between voters and the party leaders should be seen,” he said.

6.10 p.m.

The BJP's win in the civic polls is a result of people's acceptance of our agenda of transparency, says Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

BMC results | 5.50 p.m.

Shiv Sena victorious on 84 seats; BJP gets 80

The Shiv Sena emerges as the single largest party in the cash-rich BMC, winning 84 seats, closely followed by the BJP, which bagged 80 seats, as results for 225 seats poured in.

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

Results for two seats in the 227-member House are still awaited. — PTI

5.30 p.m.

Pankaja Munde offers to quit

Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde offers to quit the Fadnavis-led government for the BJP’s poor performance in the local body polls in her constituency in Beed district.

However, BJP State president Raosaheb Danve downplays the issue. “I had a word with Pankaja Munde. Victory never went into our head and we never got depressed with defeat. We will decide about her stand [resignation],” Mr. Danve says. — PTI

Results at 1:45 p.m.

BMC: BJP-61, Shiv Sena-93, Congress-22, NCP-7, MNS-10, Others-7. Total: 200/227

Thane: BJP-11, Shiv Sena-28, Congress-, NCP-7, MNS-4, Others-4. Total: 54/131

Ulhasnagar: BJP-21, Shiv Sena-15, Congress-1, NCP-4, Others-5. Total: 46/78

Pune: BJP-54, Shiv Sena-9, Congress-11, NCP-29, MNS-6, Others-5. Total: 114/162

Pimpri-Chinchwad: BJP-21, Shiv Sena-6, NCP-22, Others-1. Total: 50/128

Solapur: BJP-24, Shiv Sena-20, Congress-6, NCP-4, Others-5. Total: 59/102

Nashik: BJP-24, Shiv Sena-13, Congress-4, NCP-2, MNS-2. Total: 45/122

Akola: BJP-25, Shiv Sena-3, Congress-9, NCP-4, Others-12. Total: 53/80

Amravati: BJP-17, Shiv Sena-2, Congress-4, NCP-1, Others-11. Total: 35/87

Nagpur: BJP-44, Congress-14. Total: 58/151

Here are the updates:

Akola

 The BJP gets a clear mejority in the Akola muncipal corporation by winning 42 out of the 81 wards. The Congress secures 12 wards, the Shiv Sena 7, the NCP 5, the BBM 3 and the MIM 1.

Thane

The Shiv Sena leads in Thane with 28 seats and the BJP and the NCP in eight and seven seats respectively.

Amaravati

The BJP is ahead in 17 seats, the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM and the BSP in 3 each. There are a total of 87 seats.

Sanjay Nirupam blames it on infighting

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam offered to resign taking moral responsibility for the party's poor performance in the BMC polls. He says party infighting cost them these elections. "I was alone campaigning, as others tried to defeat me, but in turn they cost the party."

MPCC president Sanjay Nirupam addresses media at his residence, in Mumbai on Thursday.

MPCC president Sanjay Nirupam addresses media at his residence, in Mumbai on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Vijay Bate

 

Solapur

Out of the 102 seats in the Solapur Municipal Corporation, the BJP has won 12 and the Shiv Sena 4. This corporation was once the bastion of the Congress owing to regional stalwarts such as Sushilkumar Shinde.

The AIMIM makes in roads by winning 8 seats.

Trends show the BJP is poised to sweep the SMC.

Pune

Reshma Bhosale, wife of NCP legislator Anil Bhosale, wins from ward number 7 in the Pune Municipal Corporation poll in the city's Shivajinagar area.

Ms. Bhosale, who was denied an NCP ticket, decided to contest on a BJP ticket. However, owing to a controversy in her nomination form, the Bombay high Court quashed her BJP candidature, compelling her to contest as an independent

Nagpur

Earlier reports said that the BJP has secued 54 wards and Congress trailing in 19, BSP in 4 and NCP in 1.

The BJP and the NCP are neck-and-neck in the Gadchiroli Zila parishad.

Wife of Bhandara BJP MLC Parinay Fuke Mrs. Parinita Fuke wins for the BJP ward 13 in Nagpur

The Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra council and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde camp wins Ambejogai panachayat Samiti in Beed.

This is seen as a setback to BJP leader Pankaja Munde, a cousin of Dhananjay Munde.

Pimpri-Chinchwad

In the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, the NCP is leading in 20 wards, followed by the BJP in 15

PCMC, the bastion of Sharad Pawar's NCP in Pune, has 128 seats.

Incumbent Pune Mayor and NCP leader Prashant Jagtap bags ward number 25 in the Wanowrie area.

The results till noon: NCP 5, BJP 3, IND 1. Leads: NCP 19, BJP 19, Shiv Sena 2.

Mumbai

Early trends in the BMC indicate a major victory for the Shiv Sena.

Despite high octane campaign by Chief Minister Devendra fadnavis, the BJP seem to be failing to grab the top post.

Till noon, the Sena was leading in 85 seats, while the BJP was leading in 53. The Congress, however, is turning out to be the major loser as it was leading in only 19 seats.

(With inputs from PTI )

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