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BMC polls throw up fractured mandate

Shiv Sena and BJP led the pack, but the Congress and the NCP didn’t do well

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Geetanjali Minhas | February 23, 2017 | Mumbai


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 It’s a hung verdict in the elections to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, which is India’s richest civic body.

Shiv Sena bagged 84 seats closely followed by BJP that won 81 seats. Congress with only 31 seats  performed badly as compared to  52 seats  that it won in 2012. NCP got only  9 and MNS  managed   to get  only 7 seats .
 
As soon as the trends became clear, Sanjay Nirupam offered to resign from the post of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chairman. BJP’s Pankaja Munde too offered to quit.
 
In 2012, the tally was Shiv Sena - 75, Bharatiya Janata Party - 31 ,Indian National Congress- 52, Nationalist Congress Party - 7, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena -27 and Samajwadi Party- 9 candidates.
 
In 2007 elections, Shiv Sena had 84 seats, Bhartiya Janata Party had 28, Indian National Congress had      75, Nationalist Congress Party had   14 ,Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had 7  and Samajwadi Party also had 7 candidates.
 
The results showed Shiv Sena in the lead in Mumbai and Thane municipal  corporations. The BJP led in Pune, Nagpur and Nashik, while NCP led in Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations.
 
As per the State election commission, there are over 9 million voters in Mumbai.
 
On Tuesday, at 55.53 percent, Mumbai  recorded its highest polling  in the last 25 years and 10 percent higher than 2012. 
 

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