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BMC bypoll win endorsement of BJP development agenda: Shelar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

president Ashish Shelar today said the party's victory in the bypoll was an endorsement by voters of development agenda being pursued by Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The today won the (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) bypoll from Bhandup. Its candidate Jagruti Patil won the seat after beating nominee Minakshi Patil by 4,792 votes.

In a series of tweets posted after the result was announced, Shelar also took potshots at the BJP's bickering ally the

The leaders had ridiculed the during the Bhandup by-campaign.

Shelar, while thanking the voters, said, "Tall claims were made in the Bhandup by-but voters voted in favour of BJP. The result is a mandate in favour of development drive of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis."

The by-in ward number 116 was necessitated by the death of sitting corporator Pramila Patil on April 25.

But her daughter-in-law Jagruti Patil decided to contest the election on a BJP ticket. The Sena fielded Meenakshi Patil, wife of MLA Ashok Patil, against her. The voting took place yesterday.

Jagruti Patil secured 11,129 votes as against 6,337 bagged by Meenakshi Patil.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 17:23 IST