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Poll victory mandate for our honesty: Fadnavis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The verdict of the municipal council elections is a mandate for our honesty, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today.

He was speaking to reporters after attending a victory rally of the party at the state office in South


"People believed in our efforts of last two years for development and were confident of us bringing some positive change in the society. Hence, it is the mandate to our efforts from people.

"The have proved that people have given their stamp of approval for Prime Minister Modi's decision," Fadnavis said.

Ruling emerged as the major gainer in elections held for 164 municipal councils and nagar panchayats, of which were declared yesterday, winning highest number of seats at 893, out of 3727 seats.

Fadnavis also defended his cabinet colleague Pankaja Munde over the debacle of in her home turf of Parli.

Asked if the loss has dented her reputation, the CM said, "Except Parli, other three councils in Beed district where elections were held were won by the of one council cannot dent the minister's performance.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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