BJP wins civic body polls in Maharashtra’s Sangli, Jalgaon

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The BJP on August 3 wins Sangli and Jalgaon civic body polls in Maharashtra. The BJP won 57 of the 75 seats in Jalgaon and 41 out of 78 seats in Sangli.

The BJP has won a decisive victory with the highest number of seats for a single party in Sangli region dominated by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Sharad Pawar and Jalgaon dominated by ally Shiv Sena.

Chief Minister Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis reportedly said, “This shows the faith people have on us. I am thankful to the people of Jalgaon and Sangli who had voted for the BJP. We will continue to work for the welfare of the people of Maharashtra.”

The victory in civic polls is a boost for BJP in 2019 elections.

Updates:

Shiv Sena leader Suresh Jain’s Khandesh Vikas Agadhi, which ruled the JMC for several years, won only 13 seats

In Sangli Congress won 20 seats while the NCP got 15

The Congress in Jalgaon failed to win a single seat for the second consecutive time

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) won three seats, while Independents won two seats

The BJP won on its own in Jalgaon municipal corporation for the first time in 36 years