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BJP emerges single largest party in Shimla Municipal polls,

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The today emerged as the single largest party, winning 17 out of 34 seats, in the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls, just one short of clear majority and the hill city is now set to get a mayor from the saffron party for the first time.

The Congress, which is the ruling party in Himachal Pradesh, bagged 13 seats. Independent candidates won from three wards while the CPI(M) managed to retain one seat.



According to the BJP's claims, a party rebel has extended his support to the party. As the seems likely to clinch a majority, this will be the first time that it will rule the key municipal corporation, for which the elections were first held in 1986.

The poll verdict to the municipal body is also important as it comes in the run up to the elections.

The number of wards was increased from 25 in 2012 to 34 this time. In the last election, the and had won 12 and 10 seats respectively while the (M) had won from three wards.

The elections to the office of Mayor and deputy Mayor were held through direct voting in 2012 and the (M) won both the posts.

However, the today claimed that a candidate named Rachna, who won from Vikas Nagar ward, was a party member.

The post of Mayor is reserved for scheduled caste woman this time and choice is limited to just three wards.

leader Kusum Sardet who won from the Annandale ward seems a likely candidate for the post.

The claimed that party rebel, Rajesh Kumar, who won from Pantha Ghati has extended his support and the party is in majority in the 34-member house.

The newly elected councillors assembled at the party headquarters at Deep Kamal to celebrate victory.

As many as 17 wards were reserved for women including three for scheduled caste women and 50.82 per cent of 91,000 voters exercised their franchise in polling held yesterday.

Out of 17 seats reserved for women, bagged eight, six, independents two and CPI(M) one.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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BJP emerges single largest party in Shimla Municipal polls,

The BJP today emerged as the single largest party, winning 17 out of 34 seats, in the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls, just one short of clear majority and the hill city is now set to get a mayor from the saffron party for the first time. The Congress, which is the ruling party in Himachal Pradesh, bagged 13 seats. Independent candidates won from three wards while the CPI(M) managed to retain one seat. According to the BJP's claims, a party rebel has extended his support to the party. As the BJP seems likely to clinch a majority, this will be the first time that it will rule the key municipal corporation, for which the elections were first held in 1986. The poll verdict to the municipal body is also important as it comes in the run up to the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections. The number of wards was increased from 25 in 2012 to 34 this time. In the last election, the BJP and Congress had won 12 and 10 seats respectively while the CPI (M) had won from three ... The today emerged as the single largest party, winning 17 out of 34 seats, in the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls, just one short of clear majority and the hill city is now set to get a mayor from the saffron party for the first time.

The Congress, which is the ruling party in Himachal Pradesh, bagged 13 seats. Independent candidates won from three wards while the CPI(M) managed to retain one seat.

According to the BJP's claims, a party rebel has extended his support to the party. As the seems likely to clinch a majority, this will be the first time that it will rule the key municipal corporation, for which the elections were first held in 1986.

The poll verdict to the municipal body is also important as it comes in the run up to the elections.

The number of wards was increased from 25 in 2012 to 34 this time. In the last election, the and had won 12 and 10 seats respectively while the (M) had won from three wards.

The elections to the office of Mayor and deputy Mayor were held through direct voting in 2012 and the (M) won both the posts.

However, the today claimed that a candidate named Rachna, who won from Vikas Nagar ward, was a party member.

The post of Mayor is reserved for scheduled caste woman this time and choice is limited to just three wards.

leader Kusum Sardet who won from the Annandale ward seems a likely candidate for the post.

The claimed that party rebel, Rajesh Kumar, who won from Pantha Ghati has extended his support and the party is in majority in the 34-member house.

The newly elected councillors assembled at the party headquarters at Deep Kamal to celebrate victory.

As many as 17 wards were reserved for women including three for scheduled caste women and 50.82 per cent of 91,000 voters exercised their franchise in polling held yesterday.

Out of 17 seats reserved for women, bagged eight, six, independents two and CPI(M) one.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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BJP emerges single largest party in Shimla Municipal polls,

The today emerged as the single largest party, winning 17 out of 34 seats, in the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls, just one short of clear majority and the hill city is now set to get a mayor from the saffron party for the first time.

The Congress, which is the ruling party in Himachal Pradesh, bagged 13 seats. Independent candidates won from three wards while the CPI(M) managed to retain one seat.

According to the BJP's claims, a party rebel has extended his support to the party. As the seems likely to clinch a majority, this will be the first time that it will rule the key municipal corporation, for which the elections were first held in 1986.

The poll verdict to the municipal body is also important as it comes in the run up to the elections.

The number of wards was increased from 25 in 2012 to 34 this time. In the last election, the and had won 12 and 10 seats respectively while the (M) had won from three wards.

The elections to the office of Mayor and deputy Mayor were held through direct voting in 2012 and the (M) won both the posts.

However, the today claimed that a candidate named Rachna, who won from Vikas Nagar ward, was a party member.

The post of Mayor is reserved for scheduled caste woman this time and choice is limited to just three wards.

leader Kusum Sardet who won from the Annandale ward seems a likely candidate for the post.

The claimed that party rebel, Rajesh Kumar, who won from Pantha Ghati has extended his support and the party is in majority in the 34-member house.

The newly elected councillors assembled at the party headquarters at Deep Kamal to celebrate victory.

As many as 17 wards were reserved for women including three for scheduled caste women and 50.82 per cent of 91,000 voters exercised their franchise in polling held yesterday.

Out of 17 seats reserved for women, bagged eight, six, independents two and CPI(M) one.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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