Maharashtra municipal elections results: Big win for BJP in Pune, Latur; bags 5 council president seats

The results of 2nd phase of Maharashtra municipal elections results were declared on Thursday. Here are details:- 

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016, 21:19 PM IST
Maharashtra municipal elections results: Big win for BJP in Pune, Latur; bags 5 council president seats

Pune/Latur: The results of 2nd phase of Maharashtra municipal elections results were declared on Thursday.

- "BJP retains number 1 position in Maharashtra elections yet again. Scores century in number of nagarsevaks & maximum number of nagaradhyaksh! (sic)," tweets Priti Gandhi, National Executive Member - BJP Mahila Morcha.

- Latest trends/results: 14 municipal council presidents

Pune (10/10) - BJP 3, Shiv Sena 1, NCP 2 , Congress 3, Others 1

Latur (4/4) - - BJP 2, Shiv Sena 0, NCP 1 , Congress 0, Others 1

- Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP, Keshav Upadhye, says, "In 2nd round bjp reached 100. Again no 1 (sic)."

- Council presidents: Party wise strength (till 2.32 PM): Nagaradhyaksha BJP 5, Shiv Sena 1, Cong 3, NCP 2, others 3

- Municipal councils: Party wise strength (till 2.20 P.M) BJP 79, SS 22, Cong 52, NCP 51, MIM 6, others 14

- Junner (Pune ): BJP 2 , Shivsena 6 ,INC 1, NCP 8 , RPI 0, Ind 0, Others 0.

- Shirur(Pune ): BJP 2, Shivsena 0,INC 0, NCP 0, RPI 0, Ind 0, Others 16

- Udgir(Latur): BJP 19, Shivsena 0,INC 13, NCP 0, RPI 0, Ind 0,MIM 6, Others 0 Nagaradhyaskh: BJP Basavraj Bartonde won, according to Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP 

- According to Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP, the saffron party bagged 14 seats in Lonawala(Pune )

- According to  Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP, the saffron party bagged 14 seats in Talegaon (Pune )

- An impressive 72.18 per cent voter turn out was registered on Wednesday in the second phase of municipal council polls in Maharashtra.

- Polling was conducted to elect 324 councillors and 14 municipal council presidents in Latur and Pune districts.

- As many as 1,326 candidates were in the fray for the 324 seats in 14 municipal councils.

- Similarly, 106 candidates were in the race for the post of municipal council president in the two districts.

2nd Phase: Voting

- The preliminary estimates of voting in the second phase held on Wednesday as per the state election commission are as follows:

In Pune district: Baramati 76.59 pc, Lonavala 74.75 pc, Daund 61 pc, Talegaon Dabhade 68.33 pc, Alandi 82.30 pc, Indapur 77.72 pc, Jejuri 86.14 pc, Junnar 72.43 pc, Saswad 74.73 pc, Shirur 73.47 pc.

In Latur district: Udgir 69.52 pc, Ahmedpur 68.98 pc, Ausa 75.58 pc and Nilanga 67.71 pc. 

1st phase: Results - BJP scored big

- In the first phase, election to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts in Maharashtra was held on November 27.

- The ruling BJP emerged as the major gainer in the first phase, winning highest number of seats: 893 out of the total 3,727.

 - BJP had won maximum 51 municipal chief's posts, followed by Shiv Sena with 25, Congress 23 and NCP with 18 posts

2nd phase: Contenders

- In Pune district, for 39 seats in Baramati, 171 candidates will contest the election and seven for the post of council president.

- In Talegaon-Dabhade, 51 candidates are contesting for 26 seats and two for the post of the council president.

- Similarly, for 25 seats in Lonavala, 111 candidates will lock horns for councillors' post and six others will try their luck for the post of council president.

- In Daund, there are 112 candidates for 24 seats and nine for the post of council president, while in Junnar, 70 candidates will lock horns for the 17 seats and 13 for the post of council chief.

- In Shirur, there are 72 candidates for 21 seats and five for the post of the council president. In Alandi, there are 57 candidates for 18 seats and eight for post of the council president.

- There are 53 candidates in race for 17 seats in Jejuri and five for the post of council chief. In Indapur, 77 candidates will contest the polls for 17 seats and 7 for the post of council president.

- In Latur district, for the 23-seat Ahmedpur municipality, there are 115 candidates in fray and six for post of council president.

- In Ausa, there are 101 candidates for 20 seats and 13 for position of council president. 

- In Nilanga, there are 100 candidates for 20 seats and seven for post of Council chief.