Maharashtra municipal elections results: Big win for BJP in Pune, Latur districts; bags 5 council president seats
BJP on Thursday emerged victorious in 2nd phase of Maharashtra municipal elections as the saffron party bagged 5 council president seats out of 14 seats in Latur and Pune districts.
Pune/Latur: BJP on Thursday emerged victorious in 2nd phase of Maharashtra municipal elections as the saffron party bagged 5 council president seats out of 14 seats in Latur and Pune districts.
The polling to elect 324 councillors and 14 municipal council presidents in Latur and Pune districts was held on Wednesday, with 72.18 per cent voters exercising their franchise.
BJP won municipal council president posts in Lonavala, Talegaon-Dabhade and Alandi (in Pune district) and Udgir and Nilanga (in Latur district), state Election Commission officials said.
Congress bagged 2 municipal council president seats in Indapur and Jejuri (both in Pune district), NCP won Baramati (Pune district) and Ausa (Latur district). Shiv Sena won Junnar municipal council president seat in Pune district.
While Daund municipal council president seat in Pune district went to an Independent, three seats in Saswad, Shirur (both in Pune district) and Udgir (in Latur district) were won by 'Janmat Vikas Agadi', 'Shahar Vikas Aghadi', and 'Bahujan Vikas Aghadi', respectively.
Hailing the results as the victory of BJP, state unit president Raosaheb Danve said, "Like in the first phase, the results of the second phase of polls showed that people have displayed their faith in PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation decision.
"People have liked the performance of the Modi and Fadnavis governments," he said, adding the results show that BJP continues to be the "number one" party in Maharashtra.