Maharashtra civic polls: BJP wins Latur, Chandrapur, Congress wrests Parbhani
In civic polls held in three cities, the BJP is leading in Latur and Chandrapur, while the Congress is ahead in Parbhani.india Updated: Apr 21, 2017 16:12 IST
Continuing with its winning streak, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to wrest power in the Congress-dominated Latur civic body and retain its power in the Chandrapur municipal corporation in Maharashtra. The Congress has wrested the Parbhani civic body from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
Voting for 201 seats in the three municipal corporations was held on Wednesday. The counting is still progress and the final results are likely to be out by evening.
Winning 40 out of 70 seats in Latur, controlled by Congress legislator Amit Deshmukh, son of former chief minister the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, is a big victory for the BJP.
In Chandrapur in Vidarbha, the BJP won 32 of the 66 seats. The Congress is a distant second at 17.
The Congress is leading in Parbhani in 30 out of 65 seats and looks set to wrest power from the NCP, which is ahead in 20 seats.
In February, the BJP won 82 seats in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), just two short of its ally-turned-foe Shiv Sena’s tally of 84 seats in the 227-member house.