The initial leads and trends continued to swing at different hours, leaving the situation uncertain for the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, besides their Dalit partners, and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), said poll officials.
Counting of votes for the 10 Maharashtra civic corporations indicated mixed early trends Friday, giving anxious moments to the main contending parties.
Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena-BJP combine was ahead in 75 seats, while the Congress-NCP combine was ahead in 50 seats. Raj Thackeray-led MNS was leading in about 25 seats.
The Sena has bagged 8 seats, BJP 3, Congress 3, NCP 1 and MNS 1 as per the results declared so far.
Thane: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (SS-BJP) alliance emerged as the single largest entity at the Thane Municipal Corporation winning 61 seats of the total 130. But the key to taking control of the corporation will lie with the independents and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena who have captured nine and eight seats respectively. The Congress-NCP alliance finished with 52 seats.
Nashik: MNS was leading in 6 seats, while Congress, NCP and BJP were leading in five seats each by noon. BJP had won two seats, where results are out.
Pune: in an upset for NCP, Mayor Mohansingh Rajpal has lost to his BJP rival as per the early results for the 152- member Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). MNS has won 5 seats, NCP has won 7, Congress 3, BJP 2 and Shiv Sena 1 in Pune so far.
Nagpur: The second capital of the state, the ruling BJP has won 14 seats so far. Congress has won 7 seats; NCP, Shiv Sena, BSP and MNS have bagged one seat each, while two seats have been claimed by independents
Counting was under way in all the 10 municipal corporations – Mumbai (227 seats), Thane (130), Ulhasnagar (78), Pune (152), Pimpri-Chinchwad (128), Nashik (122), Solapur (102), Akola (73), Amravati (87) and Nagpur (145).
A majority of the results is expected by late afternoon in all the civic bodies which went to polls Feb 16 and zilla parishads and gram panchayats which voted Feb 7.
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