Mumbai, Aug 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious in the Mira Bhayander municipal corporation elections. The saffron party won a resounding mandate, emerging winner on 61 out of the 94 seats contested.
The Shiv Sena, which ruled the civic body with BJP ahead of the polls, was restricted to 22 seats. Meanwhile, the Congress and NCP suffered a total rout. While the former managed to bag 10 seats, the Sharad Pawar-led party failed to open its account.
Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation Election Results 2017
|Bharatiya Janata Party||61|
|Indian National Congress||10|
|Nationalist Congress Party||0|
|Maharashtra Navnirman Sena||0|
|Total||94 (poll not held on 1 seat)|
Polls for the Mira Bhayander civic body was held on Sunday. A voter-turnout of 47 per cent was witnessed in the election.
In the previous municipal corporation election in 2012, Mira Bhayandar gave a fractured mandate, with no party securing a majority. The BJP had then emerged as the single largest party, bagging 29 seats, whereas, the Shiv Sena had won 22.
The NCP was the second most strongest party following the previous poll, succeeding to win 27 seats.
Results from 2012:
|Bharatiya Janata Party||29|
|Indian National Congress||19|
|Nationalist Congress Party||27|
|Maharashtra Navnirman Sena||01|
Following the massive win of BJP, the party’s senior MP and one of the topmost leader of Mumbai region – Kirit Somaiya – took a jibe at Shiv Sena, saying the “supremo in Bandra should now start respecting PM Modi and CM Fadnavis”.
The win in Mira Bhayandar civic poll is likely to be a shot in the arm for the BJP moving into the municipal corporation election in Nanded next month. The urban body poll in Nanded is considered to be a prestige battle for the Congress, since the region is the Lok Sabha constituency of Ashok Chavan, the former chief minister of Maharashtra.