The final figure of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls has been announced. The Shiv Sena maintained its hold on Mumbai, wins 84 seats followed by BJP with 80 seats.
The Congress and the NCP are far behind the Sena and the BJP.
BJP has gained much in the BMC polls of 2017 with 81 seats. In 2012, BJP had got 31 seats. The figures of Shiv Sena has also increased. In present 2017 BMC polls, Shiv Sena has won 84 seats whereas it got 75 seats in 2012 polls.
MNS has lost many seats in this election. In 2012, MNS won 27 seats which has been trimmed down to 7 seats in 2017. INC has also been on the losing side. INC got 52 seats in 2012 whereas it got 31 in present 2017 polls.
The poll results show huge loss for INC and MNS. BJP has achieved significant gain in Shiv Sena dominated areas. As per reports, Gujaratis, South Indians and North Indians have voted heavily for BJP.
In the adjoining Thane civic body also, the Sena is maintaining its supremacy.
The Sena has been controlling the BMC for the last two decades with the backing of the BJP, but this time the two parties parted ways and decided to go it alone, leading to a high-voltage campaign for the civic election.
Meanwhile, in Pune, Nashik and Nagpur civic bodies, the BJP is ahead of its rivals.
In Pune, the BJP is set to make decisive gains at the cost of Sharad Pawar-led NCP. In Nagpur, the hometown of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, it is ahead of its rivals.
As per trends coming in from the other city corporations, zilla parishads and panchayat samitis, the BJP has won 15 seats and Shiv Sena 9 in the 122-member Nashik Municipal Corporation. Besides, the Shiv Sena was leading in 18 seats, BJP in 14, and MNS, NCP and Congress in 2 seats each in the Nashik civic body.
The ruling MNS appeared to be in for a severe drubbing in Nashik.
Apart from Mumbai, the municipal corporations which went to the polls were Thane, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur.
Here are the live updates:
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