Shiv Sena retains Thane Municipal Corporation, wins 67 seats

Shiv Sena retained its hold Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).

Shiv Sena retains Thane Municipal Corporation, wins 67 seats

Thane: The Shiv Sena retained its hold on Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on Thursday by winning 67 seats.

It has ruled TMC for the last 25 years. 

Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal declared the final results here this evening.

Accordingly, of the total 131 seats, Sena won 67 and secured a majority, while its estranged ally BJP got 23 seats. NCP stood second with 34 seats.

Sena and BJP had contested separately.

Congress had a dismal performance, winning only 3 seats, MIM won 2 and independent candidates won in two places.

Notably, Raj Thackeray-led MNS drew a blank.

A total of 805 candidates had contested election in Thane, which has now become virtually a satellite city of Mumbai.

Former Mayor H S Patil, city Congress chief Manoj Shinde, and independent corporator Sudhakar Chavan were among those who lost.

Chavan has been arrested in a case related to a builder's suicide due to alleged harassment. Three other corporators who had been arrested in the case, namely, Najeeb Mulla (NCP), Vikrant Chavan (Congress) and Hanumant Jagadle (NCP) were elected.

(With PTI inputs)