In Maharashtra Local Polls, BJP Claims Most Seats But Shiv Sena, Allies Set To Win

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Election results for 106 urban local bodies – nagar panchayats, or government bodies for areas with a small population – in Maharashtra are being declared today.

Overall trends indicate Sharad Pawar’s NCP will form the panchayat in 24 areas, with the BJP in 22, the Congress in 18 and the Shiv Sena in 14.

The NCP (Nationalist Congress Party), the Congress and the Shiv Sena are part of Maharashtra’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi.

They are contesting jointly in some areas and independently in others, but combined they look set to defeat the BJP by a huge margin – winning control of over half of the nagar panchayats.

The BJP is likely to emerge with the most seats across all 106 wards, having won 379 of 1,802.

So far results for 1,683 seats have been declared.

The NCP has won 359, the Sena 297 and the Congress 281, meaning that combined the Maha Vikas Aghadi has again defeated the BJP by a massive margin.

Three of the Congress’ victories were in local bodies in Nanded district, with another four in Latur.

Overall in Nanded district, voting was held for 51 seats in Mahur, Ardhapur and Naygaon.

In Nanded’s Naygaon, the party won all 17 seats and 10 of 17 in Ardhapur, where the BJP won two seats, to secure a majority there.

In Mahur, the Congress won six of 17 seats, with seven going to the NCP and three to the Sena.

The BJP won three and 14 seats in Nanded and Latur, respectively, new agency PTI said.

In Latur district, voting took place for 68 seats across four nagar panchayats.

The BJP and NCP won 14 seats each, well behind the Congress’ 23. The Shiv Sena won six, with a smaller party and independent candidates sharing the rest.

A nagar panchayat is a form of urban local self-government established in towns that are not classified as either ‘urban’ or ‘rural’, and not have a functional municipality. They are composed of a certain number of Councillors which can be changed by the state government via notification.

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