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.
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