With BJP emerging as a major gainer in Maharashtra local polls, party chief Amit Shah today said the results should be a "wake-up call" for the opposition parties who were "trying to mislead" people on demonetisation. "Maharashtra result should be a wakeup call for opposition attempting to mislead people on demonetisation, a decision in national interest," he said in a tweet. "BJP has emerged as the largest party.
I thank people of Maharashtra for their continued support and faith in BJP's development politics," he added. The party today emerged as a major gainer in the first phase of municipal council polls winning 39 municipal chief's posts of the 147 urban local bodies, dealing a blow to Congress and NCP in the keenly fought elections, whose campaign centred around issues like demonetisation.