The Maharashtra civic body polls 2017 results came out to be Shiv Sena and Bhartiya Janata Party dominated. Both the parties proved their strengths on major civic corporations in Maharashtra with both registering significant gains in Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Thane, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur.
Retaining its rule in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls, Shiv Sena has once again won the civic elections by conquering 84 seats out of 227 seats in Mumbai. Whereas, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) remained second with 82 and Congress stood at third position with 31 seats.
In Thane, which comprises of 130 wards, the Shiv Sena has set a comfortable platform to win the elections with 60 seats while the Nationalist Congress Party remained at number two with 31 seats in their account. The BJP remained at number 3 with 31 seats.
There was an interesting tussle between the NCP and BJP in the 162 wards of Pune. By the end of the day, BJP swept away 77 seats and shockingly left NCP behind with 44 seats. The NCP was staring at a possible defeat in Pune which it was ruling. Earlier, as per the trend, the BJP was leading in the PMC polls with 54 seats, while NCP was ahead with 28 seats. The Congress was maintaining a lead in 11 seats.
In Pimpri Chinchwad, comprised of 128 wards, the NCP was leading in 26 seats by the afternoon but as soon as the judgement hour came, it was BJP who clearly won the election from the district in 66 seats and NCP stood second with 35 seats. Though Shiv Sena was leading in six seats, the Congress and the MNS drew blank.
In the 151 wards of Nagpur, BJP stood at number one position wiping off 91 seats while Congress stood second in the district with 23 seats. Despite the high voltage campaigns for the civic polls, Nagpur recorded a voter turnout of only 53%. Some of the reports suggested that the voter turnout was pretty low because a number of people who came out to vote could not cast theirs because of errors in electoral rolls.
In Nashik, it was BJP again who couldn’t defeat Shiv Sena in Mumbai but here and won over 55 seats. At the second place, Shiv Sena won 35 seats. Earlier, BJP who fought hard against the Shiv Sena in the civic polls said that it is not averse to a post-poll alliance with the Sena if either of them falls short of a majority in the municipal corporations of Maharashtra.