The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance retained the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation while Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) emerged as the single largest party in Navi Mumbai municipal corporation.
All elected BJP members of the three municipal corporations on Wednesday staged a dharna over the AAP government's "denial" of financial aid to the cash- strapped civic bodies and theirs mayors sought the Lt Governor's intervention in the issue.
Amid strong opposition by BJP MLAs, Uttar Pradesh Nagar Nigam (Amendment) Bill-2015, which empower government to curtail powers of mayors and remove them from their posts was passed in the Assembly by voice vote.
BJP-led municipal corporations in the city on Thursday marked 'Good Governance Day' on the occasion of birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, by cleaning streets, launching new civic schemes and distributing blankets to the needy.
The three municipal corporations in the city have planned an ambitious sanitation drive from Oct 2 which will see cleaning and refurbishing work being carried out in the national capital, officials said Wednesday.
The West Bengal Government today approved constitution of four new municipal corporations in the districts of North and South 24-Parganas, while deciding to include a few municipalities and adjoining areas within the jurisdiction of three other civic bodies in the state.