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Shimla poll victory shows people's faith in dev politics: Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi today described BJP's victory in the Shimla Municipal Corporation as a reflection of people's faith in development politics.

"BJP's victory in the Shimla Municipal Corporation is historic & yet again reflects people's faith in development politics...Thank the people of Shimla for their support & congratulate karyakartas (workers) & leaders for their hard work," he said in a series of tweets.

The today emerged as the single largest party in the civic poll, winning 17 out of 34 seats, just one short of a clear majority. The hill city will have a mayor for the first time.

The Congress, which is the ruling party in Himachal Pradesh, bagged 13 seats. Independent candidates won three, while the CPI(M) managed to retain one seat.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 20:57 IST