Shiva Sena Leads BJP follows, Congress MNS NCP bite dust in BMC Polls

The split verdict has led to uncertainty as neither the Sena nor the BJP are close to the half-way mark..   

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Shiv Sena has emerged as the leader again in BMC and emerged as largest party in the 227-member BMC winning 84 seats, but still short in support from 30 more corporators to reach the majority mark of 114.

BMC, Asia's richest civic body with a budget of over 37,000 crores, the BJP targeted the Shiv Sena over the poor state of Mumbai's roads and other amenities as also over allegations of corruption, promising "transparency" and "transformation" if it was given control of the municipality.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday emanate confidence that his party will retain the coveted mayor's post in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation amid hints of a challenge from estranged ally, the BJP.

In Thane, which has 131 seats, Sena has won 42 seats, NCP won 16, BJP has 14 seats while the MNS and Congress won four and one seats, respectively.

The split verdict has led to uncertainty as neither the Sena nor the BJP are close to the half-way mark.

BJP victory endorsement of politics of development and transparency started by PM Modi,” says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis.

Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) made its debut in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election winning three out of 227 seats on Thursday. The party also won five wards in Solapur Municipal Corporation. The AIMIM had fielded 59 candidates in Mumbai’s Muslim-majority areas. Earlier in the Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2014, the party had won two seats, one from Aurangabad and another from Byculla in Mumbai.

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