BJP bags 24 of 97 seats in Maha civic polls

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BJP bags 24 of 97 seats in Maha civic polls

Thursday, 20 January 2022 | PNS | Mumbai

The Opposition BJP emerged number one in the Nagar Panchayat elections in Maharashtra, by capturing power 24 out of the 97 urban local bodies for which results were declared on Wednesday.

Of the 106 Nagar Panchayats that went to polls, results were declared in 97 urban local bodies, while the results in the remaining nine would be announced on Thursday.

The BJP, which expanded its base in the urban areas when it was in power between 2014 and 2019, emerged number one by capturing power 24 Nagar Panchayats and winning 384 out of the total 1638 seats in 97 urban local bodies.

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP came second by capturing power in 16 Nagar Panchayats and sinning 344 seats out of total seats. The Congress close third by capturing power in 14 urban local bodies and bagging 316 seats out of the total seats. Shiv Sena emerged in the fourth place by capturing power in 11 Nagar panchayats and winning 284 seats out of the total seats.

Expressing their happiness over their party’s performance in the Nagar Panchayat polls, State BJP president Chandrakant Patil and Maharashtra’s former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that while their party had on its own captured power in 24 urban local bodies, it had the support of other parties to take control of six other urban local bodies.           

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