Maharashtra civic poll results: BJP wins in Sangli and Jalgaon; Narendra Modi, Amit Shah thank people for 'continued faith'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the people of Maharashtra for their continued "faith" in the BJP following the party's win in two civic polls.
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah hail BJP's win in Maharashtra civic polls, thank people for their 'continued faith'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Maharashtra on Friday for their continued "faith" in the BJP following the party's win in two civic polls.
Maharashtra civic polls results 2017: BJP, Congress have a lot to cheer about while regional parties lose dominance
The results of three municipal polls – Panvel, Bhiwandi and Malegaon – have been declared and they have a mixed bag for all parties. While BJP has bagged the newly formed Panvel municipality, Congress has retained Bhiwandi.
The ruling BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra has reached a fork in the road. Should it take the path to power in the local bodies, the elections for which were recently held, by making compromises or strive to grow by staying true to itself and its ambitions?
As Congress suffers yet another reverse in yet another state, the erosion of its base is nearly complete. It is no longer standing on precipice. It is hurtling headlong into an abyss.
Though Shiv Sena managed to win 84 seats in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election, the real winner is the BJP.
Ahead of civic polls, parties are faced with a challenge of convincing candidates against rebelling over blatant display of nepotism while issuing tickets.
Maharashtra civic polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray says his party to go solo, no alliance with BJP
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced that the party will not be forming an alliance for any of the municipal corporation and zilla parishad polls that will be held across Maharashtra between 16 and 21 February.
Nearly 10 crore voters will exercise their franchise in a two-phased election to 10 municipal corporations, 26 zilla parishads and 283 panchayat samitis across the state, Maharashtra State Election Commissioner (SEC) Jageshwar S Saharia announced on Wednesday.
Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve on Monday thanked people for "historic victory" of the party in the civic polls, and said it was an endorsement of the decision of demonetisation.
BJP's tally at the end of fourth and final phase of elections to 1190 councillors and 71 municipal council presidents, retaining overall top position.
Taking a dig at the BJP over its impressive performance in the first round of civic polls in Maharashtra, ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday said those who link the saffron party's victory to demonetisation are "fools".
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday termed the BJP's victory in the municipal council polls in the state as not just a wave but a tsunami.
If he was catapulted to power in 2014 in a wave of support, Modi has also worked assiduously towards maintaining this bond.
As many as 15,827 candidates are in fray for the 3,706 seats spread over 164 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats in Maharashtra, where the first phase of polling will be held on 27 November
In the backdrop of caste polarisation triggered by campaigns, including influential Maratha morchas in pursuance of their various demands, the ensuing elections to municipal councils and nagar panchayats across Maharashtra will be a major test for the two-year-old Devendra Fadnavis government.
Maharashtra unit of BJP is going all out to increase its support base with Amit Shah telling party's ministers to work harder on party's membership drive.