The Shiv Sena emerged as the largest party in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls with 84 seats, while the BJP gained a lot with 82 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. Upper middle class community specially trading and business community has voted for BJP. It is being said that the areas where citizens have come out in huge numbers, BJP has gained a lot. This trend was same during Lok Sabha elections.
The final partywise position of elected candidates out of 227 seats in BMC polls 2017:
The figures of partywise position of elected candidates in 2012:
Here are the updates:
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# In election it happens that we loose and win: Devendra Fadnavis on Pankaja Munde's resignation
# This huge victory for BJP is on the agenda of transparency: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
# Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis felicitated by supporters for BJP's performance in local body polls
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis felicitated by supporters for BJP's performance in local body polls pic.twitter.com/vzGa8veBzc— ANI (@ANI_news) February 23, 2017
# Shiv Sena supporters celebrate outside Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's residence 'Matoshree' in Mumbai
# Final figures of BMC poll results on 227 seats: Shiv Sena-84, BJP-82, INC-31, NCP-09, MNS-07, AIMIM-03, Others-11
# I accept the decision of people of Mumbai. I will keep working for the party: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on his resignation
# Shiv Sena's Haji Mohammed Halim Khan wins from ward number 96.
# Sanjay Nirupam offers resignation from the post of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chairman post.
# INC candidate Rajendra Narwankar, retired BMC assistant Engineer, wins from ward no 216.
# Vinod Shelar brother of BJP's Mumbai unit chief Ashish Shelar lost from ward number 51.
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.
The civic polls, especially in the country’s financial hub Mumbai, have generated much political heat on account of the fierce fight between the BJP and the Sena, despite they sharing power in the state and at the Centre.
The battle of the estranged allies has put a question mark on the stability of the BJP-led ministry in the state as the Sena had been tenacious in its attack on the senior partner and the Centre’s demonetisation policy.
The stakes are high for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who led their parties from the front and were involved in a high decibel and no-holds-barred campaign.
The big poll focus is on the BMC, retaining control of which is vital for the Sena as the city has remained its prime political space ever since the party’s formation in 1966. It has been in power in the BMC for over two decades.