Friday, June 25, 2021
Home News Reports Maharashtra local body polls: BJP registers success in Jalgaon, leads in Congress bastion Sangli

Maharashtra local body polls: BJP registers success in Jalgaon, leads in Congress bastion Sangli

The Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra has registered significant success in the local body polls held in Jalgaon and Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad municipal corporations. According to reports, out of 75 seats in the Jalgaon Municipal Corporation, BJP has won 57, while out of 78 seats in the Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal corporation poll, BJP is leading in 39 wards and Congress-NCP alliance is leading in 28 seats so far. Shivsena has failed lead in even a single seat.

While BJP was already in power in Jalgaon, Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad has long been considered a Congress fortress. The BJP and Shivsena had a pre-poll understanding in Jalgaon, but the Sangli, BJP had decided to go alone. In this, the significant lead in Sangli is being hailed as a mark of success of Devendra Fadnavis’ leadership in Maharashtra.

Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad municipal corporation was under Congress leadership. Congress reportedly had 41 seats in the 78 ward corporation while Sharad Pawar’s NCP had 19. The BJP had no representation. Congress and NCP had declared an alliance before the polls here. Sangli is native turf for NCP leader Jayant Patil and Congress’ Viswajit Kadam.

BJP had won the Sangli Lok Sabha seat in 2014 and has won 4 assembly seats here. Since then the party was trying to make inroads in the local civic bodies.

In Jalgaon, BJP had 15 members and was in power with the support of local outfits and independent corporators. BJP leaders Eknath Khadse Girish Mahajan hail from here and it is considered as a BJP stronghold. Now with 57 wards comfortably under its belt, the BJP is far ahead of the Shiv Sena which has only 15 wards.

Amidst the chaos of the Maratha agitation and other issues, there was a strong speculation coming from many media outlets that the BJP has been losing grounds on local levels. But with a strong performance in local civic body polls, it looks like BJP is still winning the favour of the people.

Both the Municipal Corporations had a total voter population of 7,89,251. While Sangli saw a 62% voter turnout, Jalgaon had 55%. A total of 754 candidates, 303 in Jalgaon and 451 in Sangli were contesting in the elections.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Arvind Kejriwal govt tries to cover tracks, says Oxygen Audit Interim Report does not exit: Here is how they are lying blatantly

An affidavit submitted in Supreme Court shows that a copy of the interim report of Delhi's oxygen audit was sent to Delhi govt

“I went with Mantosh Saini on my will, no one pressurised me”, Fazilat Khatoon clears the air about the Madhubani ‘kidnapping’ case

Fazilat Khatoon said her parents had asked her to elope with Mantosh Saini as he is from wealthy family, and charges of kidnapping are wrong

Exclusive details from SC audit panel report: How AAP’s political drama kept loaded oxygen tankers waiting, created supply crunch for other states

In a PESO study, average daily consumption was found to be between 282 MT to 372 MT and Delhi had no adequate storage facilities for 700 Mts of LMO that was demanded at that time.

Delhi govt exaggerated its oxygen demand by 4 times while other states were suffering: SC appointed audit panel finds

The Supreme Court-appointed oxygen audit team has exposed the Delhi government's claims of Oxygen shortage in the national capital, saying that the Delhi government had exaggerated the oxygen requirement in Delhi by more than four times during the second wave of the pandemic even as many states were facing a supply constraint.

FIR filed against ‘The Wire’ in Barabanki mosque demolition case, had spread fake news about police throwing Quran and Hadiths in the drain

Uttar Pradesh police have registered an FIR against the far-left propaganda portal - The Wire - for spreading fake news and creating hate

‘Badly Photoshopped?’ Photographs of Captain Amarinder Singh meeting officers of Sikh Regiment raise questions

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh shared photos of him meeting Sikh Regiment officers, however the photos show signs of digital editing

Recently Popular

Despite all the ‘Virat Hindu’ noises Subramanian Swamy has been making, here is why I can’t trust him

Subramanian Swamy, who has been masquerading as a 'Virat Hindu', left several political dead bodies in his path while reaching the top

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Karnataka: Muslim family kills their own daughter and her Hindu lover in front of the boy’s mother

The 19-year-old Basavaraj Madivalapaa Badiger, an autorickshaw driver at Saladahalli village, and his 18-year-old lover Davalbi Bandagisab Tambad, a resident of the neighbouring Khanapur, were allegedly murdered by the father and other family members of the girl.

Subramanian Swamy gets desperate as rumours of cabinet reshuffle gain ground: Hubris and delusions

With rumours gaining ground that there might be a cabinet shuffle on the cards, Subramanian Swamy has now started hankering

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri
- Advertisement -


Connect with us