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BJP scores big in first phase of Maharashtra civic polls

15,826 candidates were in the fray for 3,705 seats spread over the municipal councils and nagar panchayats

Sanjay Jog  |  Mumbai 

Notwithstanding the hue and cry over demonetisation and the recent protest morchas organised by the Maratha community seeking reservation, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored big in the elections held to the 164 municipal councils and 18 nagar panchayats across Maharashtra. BJP alone had won more than 851 seats of the total 3,510 seats, the results of which were so far declared. The party has bagged 52 posts of president in these bodies and singlehandedly won 22 municipal councils by winning maximum seats. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was party's star campaigner ...

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