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Congress emerges as single largest party in Bhiwandi civic polls

Tuesday April 17, 2012 09:41:09 AM, Staff Reporter

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Bhiwandi: Showing an impressive comeback and winning 26 seats in the 90-member Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, the Congress party has emerged as a single largest party in the elections the results of which were announced Monday.

 

There were 636 candidates from more than half a dozen political parties and independents were in the fray.

 

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Shiv Sena and the Bhartia Janata Party (BJP) have also improved their numbers. While the Siv Sena and BJP have won on 16 and 08 seats respectively, the NCP has won on 09 seats.

 

The Samajwadi Party (SP), however, has retained its earlier position by winning on 16 seats.

 

Konark Vikas Aghadi has also won on 07 seats and the Republican Party of India (RPI) has won on two seats.

 

The Independents, who were elected in a huge number in the last election and also made Javed Dalvi, an independent, the mayor of Bhiwandi could win on just 07 seats.

 

Earlier, three candidates - two from Shiv Sena and one from Congress, have been elected to the Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation unopposed after the other candidates in their respective wards withdrew names on the last day.

 

The elections of this Muslim dominated textile town near Mumbai were held on April 16 along with four other corporators of Maharashtra, The city had recorded a voter turnout of an estimated 52%.

 

The counting of votes were done yesterday on ten different places. It began at 09 am and the first result was announced at 09:30. The last result was declared at 03:30 in the afternoon.
 



 

 

 

 

 



 

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