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PM Modi thanks people for BJP's win in Maharashtra bypolls, hails it as pro-poor

BJP in municipal council bypolls have gathered 848 seats as against 298 in 2011.


By   |  Updated On : November 28, 2016 08:26 PM
PM Modi thanks people for BJP's win in Maharashtra bypolls, hails it as pro-poor

PM Modi thanks people for BJP's win in Maharashtra bypolls, hails it as pro-poor

Mumbai :  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed BJP's victory in polls to Maharashtra's local bodies as a 'win for pro-poor and development politics' and thanked people of the state for placing their faith in the party. BJP in municipal council bypolls have gathered 848 seats as against 298 in 2011.

 Trends and results pouring in from around the Maharastra showed the BJP making inroads into the Congress and NCP strongholds.

"I thank people of Maharashtra for placing their faith in BJP in local body polls. This is a win for pro-poor & development politics of BJP," he said in a tweet.

He also praised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Rao Saheb Danve for their efforts in ensuring the party's victory.

"I laud BJP Karyakartas, CM @Dev_Fadnavis & @raosahebdanve. Their grassroot level work ensured people place their valued trust in BJP," Modi said in another tweet.

BJP on Monday emerged as a major gainer in the first phase of municipal council polls winning 39 municipal chief's posts of the 147 urban local bodies, dealing a blow to Congress and NCP in the keenly fought elections, whose campaign centred around issues like demonetisation.

Here is the tally of Maharastra Municipal Council and Chairman polls. 

          Municipal Council Chairman                                        Municipal council (Nagar Sevaks)   
         Final Tally - 147/147                                                       Final Tally: 3259/3706 

         BJP - 57
         BJP: 848 (298 in 2011)

        Shiv Sena - 24                               


       Shiv Sena : 616 
     Congress - 20      Congress - 688 

     NCP - 19
     NCP: 576 

       Others - 27

     Others: 531

     447 seats still left

(with inputs from agencies) 

First Published: Monday, November 28, 2016 08:09 PM

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