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Maharashtra Panchayat Election Results 2021 Updates: BJP and Maha Vikas Aghadi both claim victory

Maharashtra Panchayat Election Results 2021 Updates: Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat claimed 80 percent of the panchayats were won by constituents of the ruling alliance while Devendra Fadnavis claimed the BJP emerged as the single largest party

FP Staff January 19, 2021 00:19:19 IST
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Maharashtra Panchayat Election Results 2021 Updates: BJP and Maha Vikas Aghadi both claim victory

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Highlights

14:19 (ist)

BJP ahead in Dhule

BJP-backed candidates have performed well in Dhule district, according to a report by News18. The party is ahead in 12 panchayats, as against 10 panchayats in which the Shiv Sena is ahead.

13:38 (ist)

People have faith in Maha Vikas Aghadi: Aaditya Thackeray

An article in Loksatta quoted Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray as saying, "I believe that the people have faith in the Maha Vikas Aghadi, including chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat. They are doing good work."

12:12 (ist)

NCP ahead in Nagpur's Katol

In Nagpur's Katol taluka, the NCP has won all three gram panchayats, Maharashtra Times reported. The Katol Assembly seat in represented by Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.

10:10 (ist)

Popatrao Pawar leads in Hiware Bazar

In Hiware Bazar Nagar Tehsil, Popatrao Pawar leads by 7-0. Popatrao is the farmer sarpanch of Hiware Bazar, a gram panchayat in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Pawar last year had received the Padmi Shri for his contribution towards transforming his panchayat.

09:46 (ist)

Shiv Sena takes lead in 278 seats

As per intial figures, Shiv Sena has taken the lead in 278 seats and BJP in 257. Latest trends indicate that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was leading in 218 seats, while the Congress was ahead in 124. Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) was ahead in five seats.

08:18 (ist)

Clashes reported Solapur, Kusegaon

In Solapur district, two groups hurled stones at each other during the polls. In Tale Hipparga village in North Solapur taluka, there was a dispute between two groups over voting, according to a Free Press Journal report. The altercation soon escalated into a brawl. The two groups then hurled stones at each other. Three to four activists from both groups were injured in the pelting.

A dispute broke out between two groups near the polling station in Kusegaon. In Kolhapur and Nashik districts, voters complained about the breakdown of EVMs. The voting resumed after EVMs were repaired. In Ahmednagar district of 767 gram panchayats, elections in 53 gram panchayats were reported unopposed.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 21:46 (IST)

BJP has won/ leading in 2,912 seats, show trends

According to latest trends, BJP has wins and leads in 2,912 seats, the Shiv Sena in 2,724, NCP 2673 and Congress in 1905 seats.

Jan 18, 2021 - 20:48 (IST)

BJP emerges as single largest party, claims Fadnavis

Meanwhile, former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the panchayat elections."As MVA parties have come together, we got a lot of space to expand. The BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the Gram Panchayat polls, PTI quotes Fadnavais as saying.

"Following a natural calamity, this MVA government has failed to resolve woes of the people. The poll outcome is a strong message to the state government," the former chief minister said. 

Jan 18, 2021 - 20:36 (IST)

Congress' Balasaheb Thorat claims 80% panchayats won by MVA

Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat claimed that 80 percent of the seats in Gram Panchayats that went to polls were won by the constituents of the MVA. "The MVA alliance has won 80 percent villages in this elections while Congress alone has won 4,000 gram panchayats. This is a strong message to the BJP and its style of working," PTI quotes him as saying. Thorat further said that people have whoen faith in the MVA governemnt and are satisfied with the work done by it..
 
According to news agency PTI, around 1.25 lakh candidates  emerged victorious in the Gram Panchayat elections held last week.
 
 

Jan 18, 2021 - 19:46 (IST)

Transgender candidate Anjali Patil wins in Bhadli panchayat

Reports said that Anjali Patil, a candidate from the Bhadli gram panchayat, has been elected as its member. The panchayat is in the Jalgaon taluka in the Nashik division.

Jan 18, 2021 - 18:49 (IST)

Congress leads over BJP, Shiv Sena, and NCP in Nagpur division

Trends and results in 138 of a total 1508 seats in Nagpur Division show that the Congress is leading in 73 and BJP in 38. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena is ahead in 5 seats and NCP in 6.

Jan 18, 2021 - 18:22 (IST)

Shiv Sena leading in 1,735 seats, BJP has 1,601, says report

Financial Express reported that initial trends show that the Shiv Sena is leading in 1,735 seats, while the BJP is ahead in 1,601. The report said that trends are out for 7,426 seats of a total 14,234.

Additionally, among other members of the MVA government, the NCP is ahead in 1207 seats and the Congress is leading on 1394.

Jan 18, 2021 - 17:54 (IST)

Results in favour of Maha Vikas Aghadi, says Ajit Pawar

Results of Gram Panchayat elections in Maharashtra on Monday are good and in favour of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said.

Speaking to reporters, Pawar said the overall (political) picture in Maharashtra seems to be changing post
the results of Legislative Council elections held last year. Of the six Legislative Council seats for which elections were held in December last year, the BJP won only one while the rest constituencies were bagged by candidates of the ruling MVA.

"As per inputs, the results of Gram Panchayat elections are good and are in favour of the MVA. Party workers of the Congress, Sena and NCP have clinched the victory. In most of these places, the Congress, NCP and Sena retained seats in their respective strongholds. I congratulate all these members for this success," Pawar said.

Jan 18, 2021 - 17:13 (IST)

Transgender candidate Anjali Patil wins from Bhadli Budruk panchayat in Jalgaon district

Transgender candidate Anjali Patil has won from the Bhadli Budruk Panchayat in Jalgaon district, as per reports in local media. As per a Maharashtra Times report, Patil was contesting from ward number four in Bhadli Budruk.

Jan 18, 2021 - 17:01 (IST)

NCP ahead in Nashik district

As per Maharashtra Times, in Nashik district, the NCP has won/ is leading in 175 panchayats, Shiv Sena 157, Congress, 155, BJP 116. 

Jan 18, 2021 - 16:04 (IST)

NCP wins six panchayat seats in Parli

The Nationalist Congress Party has won six panchayats in Beed district's Parli, said reports. Parli is represented by state social justice minister Dhananjay Munde.

Maharashtra Panchayat Election Results 2021 Live Updates:  Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress leaders
claimed that the MVA comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress has scored a big win in the polls. On the other hand, former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the BJP has emerged as the single largest party in these elections.

Trends and results in 138 of a total 1508 seats in Nagpur Division show that the Congress is leading in 73 and BJP in 38. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena is ahead in 5 seats and NCP in 6.

Results of the gram panchayat elections in Maharashtra are good and in favour of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said. Speaking to reporters , Pawar said the overall (political) picture in Maharashtra seems to be changing post
the results of Legislative Council elections held last year.

"As per inputs, the results of Gram Panchayat elections are good and are in favour of the MVA. Party workers of the Congress, Sena and NCP have clinched the victory. In most of these places, the Congress, NCP and Sena retained seats in their respective strongholds. I congratulate all these members for this success," Pawar said.

In Pune district, the Nationalist Congress has surged ahead of the BJP, leading in 10 panchayats, as compared to 7 for the saffron party.

In Nagpur's Katol taluka, the NCP has won all three gram panchayats. The Katol Assembly seat in represented by Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.

As per trends available at 10:30 am, Shiv Sena-backed candidates were ahead in a total of 323 seats, and the BJP was ahead in 261,

As per the intial figures, Shiv Sena has taken the lead in 278 seats and BJP in 257

Counting of votes for the Maharashtra gram panchayat polls is slated to begin today (18 January) at 8 am. 

The elections to 12,711 gram panchayats spread across 34 districts in Maharashtra saw on average 79 percent voting on Friday, State Election Commissioner UPS Madan said.

Elections to 14,234 gram panchayats were announced on 11 December last year, but in some local governing bodies elections were held completely or partially unopposed.

The gram panchayats are considered the third tier of governance. Elections for them are not held on party lines, using party symbols.

Candidates are allotted election symbols from a list of free symbols.

The poll panel had earlier this week canceled the election process in Umrane and Khondamali gram panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts, respectively, after it received evidence of auctioning of posts of sarpanchs and other members.

The commission also said that voting for 162 gram panchayats in six talukas of Gadchiroli, a Naxal-hit district, will be held on 20 January.

"Due to several such reasons, voting was held for 12,711 gram panchayats on Friday. In Gadchiroli, votes will be counted on 22 January. In the remaining districts, counting will take place on 18 January ," the SEC's statement said.

On Friday, polling was held for 1,25,709 seats, for which nominations had been received from 3,56,221 candidates. A total of 2,41,598 candidates were in the race post scrutiny and withdrawal of nominations. As many as 26,718 of these candidates faced no rivals, so they would be declared elected unopposed, the statement said.

In all 2,14,880 candidates were in the fray actually for the polls held on Friday.

The voting took place between 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, except for four talukas in Gadchiroli and Gondia where polling ended at 3 pm.

The districts and the district-wise number of gram panchayats where polling was held are as follows: Thane (143), Palghar (3), Raigad (78), Ratnagiri (360), Sindhudurg (66), Nashik (565), Dhule (182), Jalgaon (687), Ahmednagar (705), Nandurbar (64), Pune (649), Solapur (593), Satara (652), Sangli (142), Kolhapur (386), Aurangabad (579), Beed (111), Nanded (1,013), Osmanabad (382), Parbhani (498), Jalna (446),
Latur (383), Hingoli (421), Amravati (537), Akola (214), Yavatmal (925), Washim (152), Buldhana (498), Nagpur (127), Wardha (50), Chandrapur (604), Bhandara (145), Gondia (181) and Gadchiroli (170).

The Commission allowed those suffering from coronavirus infection or those in quarantine to cast their vote half-an-hour before the polling ended.

The gram panchayat polls were held in the wake of the ruling Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance's victory in the graduates' and teachers' constituencies in the Legislative Council elections that took place last year. The alliance won four out of six seats, while an Independent candidate and the BJP won one each.

With inputs from PTI

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