The Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance on Monday clinched victory in the Palghar Municipal Council election, weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019.
The BJP-Shiv Sena combine won 21 out of 28 seats, while Independents bagged five, and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won two, Times Now reported. While the BJP won seven seats, the Shiv Sena won 14.
पालघर नगरपरिषद निवडणुकीत भाजपा-शिवसेना-रिपाइं महायुतीला बहुमत मिळाले. भाजपा-शिवसेना-रिपाइं महायुतीने बहुमत मिळवत २१ जागा जिंकल्या. यामध्ये भाजपा ७, शिवसेना १४ तर राष्ट्रवादीने २ जागा जिंकल्या.
सर्व कार्यकर्त्यांचे हार्दिक अभिनंदन!!#Palghar #Mahayuti #Congratulations pic.twitter.com/2NmrvoneJb
— Chowkidar Ravindra Chavan (@DombivlikarRavi) March 25, 2019
The victory for the BJP-Sena alliance can be seen as an indicator of its popularity ahead of the Lok Sabha battle, in which Maharashtra will be a crucial state. The state has the second highest number of constituencies in the country, after Uttar Pradesh.
In May 2018, the BJP had won a bypoll for the Palghar Lok Sabha seat by 29,572 votes.
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Updated Date: Mar 25, 2019 20:43:47 IST