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Maharashtra Bypolls: First Time Presidents of Municipal Councils to be Elected Directly by People

News18.com | November 28, 2016, 3:57 PM IST
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Counting of votes began on Monday morning in the election to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts in Maharashtra, seen as a litmus test for the Devendra Fadnavis' government.

As many as 15,826 candidates are in the fray for 3,705 seats spread over the municipal councils and nagar panchayats, where voting was held on Sunday in the first phase with around 70 per cent of the electorate exercising its franchise.

This is for the first time that presidents of municipal councils will be elected directly by people.

While ruling alliance partners, BJP and Shiv Sena, had tied up for the polls, the opposition Congress and NCP didn't formally announce any alliance.

Nov 28, 2016 1:23 pm (IST)

Nandgaon

Sena - 11
NCP - 4
Cong - 2

Nov 28, 2016 1:22 pm (IST)

Yavatmal

NCP - 12
BJP-Shiv Sena - 11
Cong - 2

Nov 28, 2016 12:27 pm (IST)

Akola

BJP - 6
Cong - 2
NCP - 2

Nov 28, 2016 12:23 pm (IST)


While ruling alliance partners, BJP and Shiv Sena, had tied up for the polls, the opposition Congress and NCP didn't formally announce any alliance

Nov 28, 2016 12:22 pm (IST)

The second phase for elections to 14 municipal councils will be held on December 14

Nov 28, 2016 12:22 pm (IST)

This is for the first time that presidents of municipal councils will be elected directly by people

Nov 28, 2016 12:22 pm (IST)

No nominations were received for Shirala Nagar Panchayat in Sangli district while 28 candidates were elected unopposed

Nov 28, 2016 12:22 pm (IST)

As many as 15,826 candidates are in the fray for 3,705 seats spread over the municipal councils and nagar panchayats

Nov 28, 2016 12:17 pm (IST)

Devgarh

Cong - 10
NCP - 1
Shiv Sena - 1
BJP - 0

Nov 28, 2016 12:14 pm (IST)

Usmanabad
NCP - 9
BJP - 4
Shiv Sena - 4
Cong - 0

Nov 28, 2016 12:05 pm (IST)

As many as 15,826 candidates are in the fray for 3,705 seats spread over the municipal councils and nagar panchayats, where voting was held on Sunday in the first phase with around 70 per cent of the electorate exercising its franchise.

Nov 28, 2016 12:05 pm (IST)

Counting of votes began on Monday morning in the election to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts in Maharashtra, seen as a litmus test for the Devendra Fadnavis' government.

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