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Maharashtra municipal council elections results 2016: Lotus blooms as BJP registers huge win - Check all details here

The elections were held in 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts of Maharashtra. 


Maharashtra municipal council elections results 2016: Lotus blooms as BJP registers huge win - Check all details here

Mumbai: The ruling BJP on Monday emerged as a major gainer in the first phase of municipal council polls in Maharashtra, winning 851 seats, making inroads into the traditional strongholds of Congress and NCP. The elections were held in 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts of Maharashtra. 

Here are all the latest updates of the election results:-

- Total seats declared 3510 

(BJP 851, Shiv Sena 514, NCP 638, INC 643, MNS 16, BSP 9, Unrecognised 119, Local Coalition 384, Independent 324, CPM 12) 

- PM Narendra Modi thanks people of Maharashtra, lauds party workers for victory in Maharastra civic body polls.

- Maharashtra BJP says, "It's massive victory for bjp under leadership of @narendramodi  @Dev_Fadnavis  @AmitShah  @raosahebdanve."

- Latest trends/results - 145/147 (BJP 51, Shiv Sena - 25, Congress - 22, NCP - 21, Others - 26)

- BJP MP Poonam Mahajan congratulates Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis for victory in the Maharashtra Local body elections.

- According to Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP, "So far position (6.18P.M): Out of 3,705, BJP bagged 848, Shiv Sena gets 616, Congress won 688, NCP gets 576, others get 531. 

Also, "Nagaradhyaksh: Bjp 53, ss 24, inc 17, ncp 19, oth 20," according to Keshav Upadhye.

- Latest trends/results - 143/147 (BJP 50, Shiv Sena - 25, Congress - 24, NCP - 14, Others - 29)

- Priti Gandhi, National Executive Member - BJP Mahila Morcha, congratulates Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis on the election results.

"Absolutely elated with the historic result in Maharashtra Municipal Council Elections. Full credit to Team @Dev_Fadnavis!!," Priti Gandhi wrote on Twitter.

- Latest trends/results - 142/147 (BJP 50, Shiv Sena - 25, Congress - 24, NCP - 14, Others - 29)

- LATEST UPDATE: Maharashtra municipal council polls: Total seats declared so far - 2501 (BJP 610, Shiv Sena 402, NCP 482, Congress 408, MNS 12, BSP 4, Others - 583)

- Latest trends/results - 139/147 (BJP 47, Shiv Sena - 25, Congress - 24, NCP - 14, Others - 29)

- Latest trends/results - 136/147 (BJP 45, Shiv Sena - 25, Congress - 24, NCP 14, Others 28) 

- Latest trends/results - 128/147 (BJP - 39, Shiv Sena- 24, Cong - 23, NCP - 14, Others - 28)

- Wardha District: BJP win all 6 out of 6 Municipal Council Presidential Elections with clear majority of seats.

- According to Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP, the party has won 39 Nagaradhyaksha seats so far.

- Trends/results at 3:10 PM - 111/147 (Shiv Sena 20, BJP 33, Congress 19, NCP 14, Others 25) 

- Out of 3,705 seats spread over the 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats, total seats declared 1349 - BJP 334, SS 228, NCP 287, INC 201, MNS 5

BSP 3, UNRECOG 55,  Local Coalition 112, Independent 124, according to Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP.

- Trends/results at 2:55 PM - 108/147 (Shiv Sena 20, BJP 33, Congress 19, NCP 14, Others 22) 

- Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit has congratulated PM Modi, Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis for good show in Maharashtra civic polls.

"Congratulations @narendramodi jee @AmitShah JI @Dev_Fadnavis for snatching power from Congress after 50 years in Solapur #MAHAVoted4BJP, " Ashoke Pandit wrote on Twitter.

- Trends/results at 2:40 PM - 107/147 municipal councils (Shiv Sena 20, BJP 33, Congress 18, NCP 14, Others 22) 

- Trends - Shiv Sena leading in 20 seats

- Trends - BJP leading in 33 seats

- Trends - Congress leading in 18 seats

- Trends - NCP leading in 14 seats

- Trends - Others leading in 22 seats

 - Counting of votes began at 10 AM.

- These elections are seen as a litmus test for the Devendra Fadnavis' government.

- The polls are being viewed as 'mini' Assembly elections and a test of popularity of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who led the BJP campaign to make inroads in the rural areas where Congress and NCP hold sway.

- This is for the first time that presidents of municipal councils will be elected directly by people.

- As many as 15,826 candidates are in the fray for 3,705 seats spread over the municipal councils and nagar panchayats, where voting was held on Sunday.

- No nominations were received for Shirala Nagar Panchayat in Sangli district while 28 candidates were elected unopposed.

- Polling was also held for municipal council presidents post in 147 places for which 1,013 candidates are in the race.

Second phase

- The second phase for elections to 14 municipal councils will be held on December 14.

- Demonetisation, farm distress, improvement in rural infrastructure and caste tensions due to morcha by various communities in the run up to the polls were the main issues apart from local matters.

Alliance

- While ruling alliance partners, BJP and Shiv Sena, had tied up for the polls, the opposition Congress and NCP didn't formally announce any alliance.

While BJP projected development as its main plank, during the campaign Fadnavis hailed the demonetisation move as a major attack on black money.

The Congress highlighted the hardships being faced by the poor and common man due to demonetisation among other issues.

In total, including yesterday's phase, elections are being held for 212 civic bodies, comprising municipal councils and nagar panchayats, in four phases.

The next rounds of voting are scheduled on December 14, December 18, and January 8.

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