Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed BJP's victory in polls to Maharashtra's local bodies as a "win for pro-poor and development politics" and thanked people of the state for placing their faith in the party.
He also praised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Rao Saheb Danve for their efforts in ensuring the party's victory.
BJP 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.
Trends and results pouring in from around the state showed the BJP making inroads into the Congress and NCP strongholds.
Polls were also held for 17 nagar panchayats on Sunday.
In the last elections, BJP tally was 298, Sena 264, Congress 771 and NCP 916.
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