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BJP beats Sena in BMC byelection; narrows gap

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The narrowed its tally gap with in the civic body as its nominee today won the bypoll from Bhandup, beating the bickering ally's candidate by 4,792 votes.

The candidate, Jagruti Patel, polled 11,129 votes in ward no. 116, while the Sena nominee, Minakshi Patil, got 6,337 votes, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The by-was necessitated after the death of corporator Pramila Patil on April 25.

With the latest victory, the BJP's tally in the 227-member has risen to 82, while that of the Sena remains at 84.

The was held yesterday and saw an aggressive campaign by both the and the

The had fielded Pramila Singh as its candidate.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 13:07 IST