BJP wins Bhandup in Shiv Sena stronghold

Nanded Municipal Corporation Election Results 2017 LIVE Updates: Congress makes cleans sweep, wins 49 of 54 seats

According to political pundits, the win can be a great achievement for BJP in future, as chances are after two-and-half years the second largest party BJP in BMC can take help from another party like Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) or Congress to form there ruling in corporation or either claim for Mayor's post. The Congress led by Ashok Chavan outdid itself winning 73 of the 81 seats in the Nanded-Waghala Municipal Corporation. "That's why I have written a letter to the Election Commission", BJP MP Kirit Somaiya said. The Shiv Sena just about managed to open its account with one seat. "It appears that members of the minority community have voted in favour of the Congress in not only Nanded but most civic bodies that are in areas dominated by members of the minority community", Bhandari said. The Hyderabad-based Owaisi-brothers-led All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) had won 11 seats besides three others/independents.

Both the Congress and the BJP had made it a battle of prestige to wrest control of the civic body in the city renowned for the Hazoor Sahib Gurudwara, which is one of the five holy Sikh Takhts and the resting place of Guru Gobind Singh. Ahead of the municipal elections, the BJP had inducted Chavan-rival Prataprao Chikhlikar in the party.

The BJP's victorious candidate in Bhandup, Jagruti Patil, is the daughter-in-law of corporator Pramila Patil, whose death necessitated the bypoll.

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Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray termed the development "gharwapsi" whereas the BJP called it "horse trading". "Their leadership must carry out a serious introspection and soul searching", Rane said without taking names. This is the third successive failure of the BJP to shake the Congress bastion in Nanded, which has political and emotive connect with the Chavan family. The result sends out a message across the country that the BJP can be defeated.

For the first time in Maharashtra, the SEC deployed VVPAT (voter verified paper audit trail) voting machines in 31 polling centres in Ward No 2 as a pilot project in the elections which recorded a 65 per cent turnout.

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