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Maharashtra Civic Polls Results: BJP and Congress; Full winning List and Updates

Maharashtra Civic Polls Results: BJP and Congress; Full winning List and Updates
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday won the Jalgaon Municipal Corporation elections and bags 57 seats. The saffron party wins from Sangli as well, as it is ahead in Sangli-Miraj-Kupwar in 41 seats. The civic poll comes amid tense relationship between the ruling BJP and its former ally Shiv Sena. Experts are believing that Friday’s civic polls results could further impact their ties and Shiv Sena could took a stand for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. However, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress had announced an alliance before the elections to take down the saffron wave in Maharashtra. In North Maharashtra, Jalgaon is home turf of BJP heavyweights Girish Mahajan and Eknath Khadse, while, in Western Maharashtra, Sangli is native place of state NCP president Jayant Patil and Congress leader Vishwajit Kadam.

According to election authorities, the Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (SMKMC) in western the part of Maharashtra recorded an estimated 60% turnout while the Jalgaon Municipal Corporation (JMC) in the northern part of Maharashtra seen55% voting. There were 451 candidates in the fray for the 78-seat SMKMS and 303 for the 75 seats in JMC.

Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Election Results 2018

Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation Election 2018 Results

Party

Winning

BJP

41

Congress-NCP

35

Other

02

Jalgaon Municipal Corporation Election 2018

Jalgaon Municipal Corporation Election Results(75)
Party Leading/Winning
Congress  0
BJP  57
Shiv Sena  15
NCP  0
AIMIM  3

On Jalgaon Municipal Corporation elections BJP Won 57 seats, extending its term for another five years. While in 2013, the saffron party managed to claim victory on only 15 seats. However, this year, it won with a thumping majority, acquiring 57 seats. Interestingly, NCP and Congress drew a blank here, while Shiv Sena managed to get 15 seats. In Jalgaon, around 55% voters exercised used their franchise. Last time the city had registered 63% voting, an official said.

Tension had gripped Sangli when some candidates alleged that the Electronic Voting Machine(EVM) at ward number 15 polling booth was malfunctioning and all votes were going to the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) Favor.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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