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Even after demonetisation, BJP leading towards victory march in council polls

Of the total 147 municipal councils went for polls on Sunday, BJP has registered victory at clear victory 51 councils. While it’s ally Shiv Sena has been able to win 24 councils, far ahead than the Congress and NCP, according to reports

mumbai Updated: Nov 28, 2016 21:14 IST
Faisal Malik
Maharashtra
The election assumes significance as it is being held amid the cash crisis caused by demonetisation, a move that severely affected rural areas. (HT FILE PHOTO  )

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has emerged clear winner in the elections to 147 municipal councils that governs small cities as the party has won more than 50 councils so far.

The alliance between BJP and Shiv Sena worked well in favour of both the parties. It seems they are far ahead than the Opposition parties — Congress and NCP that are contesting on their own except at few places.

Of the total 147 municipal councils went for polls on Sunday, BJP has registered victory at clear victory 51 councils. While it’s ally Shiv Sena has been able to win 24 councils, far ahead than the Congress and NCP, according to reports.

However, official figures from the state election commission are yet to come.

The Congress and NCP who were ruling majority of the councils till this elections, has got victory only on 21 and 19 councils respectively, which is being seen as a poor performance by far. Going solo in the polls has cost dearly to the former allies, it is said.

The election assumes significance as it is being held amid the cash crisis caused by demonetisation, a move that severely affected rural areas. Congress and NCP were expected to cash on the distress among people and make a political comeback after the crushing defeat in 2014 assembly polls.

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