Mumbai: The counting of votes for two municipal corporations - Ahmednagar and Dhule - in Maharashtra has begun on Monday. Polling for 74-member Dhule and 68-member Ahmednagar civic corporations were conducted on Sunday morning.
In the civic body elections, both these prominent cities of north Maharashtra have a combined voter population of nearly eight lakh. While Dhule has 4.46 lakh voters, there are 3.46 lakh voters in Ahmednagar.
Polling was held for 68 seats in 17 wards of the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation and for 73 seats in Dhule as the election for one seat here was unanimous hence voting was not held.
Here are the live updates:
* NCP-Congress wins 25 seats, BJP gets 18, Shiv Sena 17 seats while Others bag 8 seats, as counting conclude in Ahmednagar
* As counting ends in Dhule, BJP wins 44 seats, Shiv Sena is leading in 8 seats, Congress-NCP bag 20 seats while Others get 2 seats
* Following the conclusion of polling, Ahmednagar on Sunday recorded 67 per cent of voter turnout while Dhule recorded 60 per cent
* In Dhule, BJP is leading in 20 seats, Shivsena in 3, Congress in 5 and NCP is leading in 8 seats
* In Ahmednagar, BJP is leading in 12 seats, Shiv Sena in 8, Congress in 3 and NCP in 7 seats
* BJP is leading from many seats in Dhule
* BJP's candidate Sheetal Navya leads from Dhule
* Counting begins in Dhule