Mumbai: Anna Hazare's
nationwide anti-corruption campaign notwithstanding, people from
his home district have voted largely in favour of the Congress and
Nationalist Congress Party in the civic body elections, the final
results of which were declared here Wednesday.
In Hazare's Ahmednagar district, of the 173 seats spread across
eight civic bodies, the Congress has bagged 80 while the NCP got
37, or a total of 117 seats, virtually retaining their existing
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got 14 seats while Shiv Sena got
three, totalling just 17 seats.
However, smaller registered parties got 30 seats and nine seats
were bagged by independents or rebels, a total of 39.
In Ahmednagar district, while the Congress has gained control over Rahata-Pimpals, Sangamner and Shrirampur civic bodies, its ally
the NCP has bagged Pathardi, while in Kopargaon it would have to
ally with smaller parties to rule the 26-strong civic body.
The elections to 175 civic bodies across the state were held last
week in two phases, the final results of which were announced here