BMC poll results: Shiv Sena claims 84; BJP surprises with 82 seats

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 23 Feb 2017 12:05 PM GMT

BMC poll results: Shiv Sena claims 84; BJP surprises with 82 seats
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BMC poll results: Shiv Sena claims 84; BJP surprises with 82 seats
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Mumbai: Shiv Sena managed to emerge as the single largest party in country's richest municipal organisation Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections by claiming 84 out of a total of 227 seats.

They, however, are still far away from majority, while the result of only one seat is yet to be announced. Surprisingly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) became the second biggest party by winning 82 seats.

BJP national president Amit Shah took to Twitter to congratulate Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for his party's success in the civic body polls.

https://twitter.com/AmitShah/status/834724500545511424

It may be mentioned that a party needs at least 114 seats to stake claim over the Mayor's post.

Congress has reduced to 31 seats from 52 in 2012. Following the disappointing result, Congress' Mumbai wing president Sanjay Nirupam has resigned from his post, after he was blamed for the defeat by another party leader Narayan Rane.

Raj Thackeray-led MNS has won 7 seats, while NCP got 9 and others have managed 14 seats.

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has suggested BJP and Shiv Sena to come together to skate claim over the civic bodies for being the followers of same 'Hindutva' ideology.

https://twitter.com/Swamy39/status/834687271056076800

After parting ways with Shiv Sena, BJP's election campaigns were being led by CM Devendra Fadnavis. The results can be seen as the outcome of his hard work as apart from Mumbai and Thane, BJP has been the front runner at all other civic bodies. Earlier in 2012, BJP could have only manage 31 seats.

It may be mentioned that this year, a record 55 per cent polling took place in BMC elections.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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