Nanded Municipal Corporation Election counting 2017 Live updates: The counting for crucial Nanded Municipal Corporation Election is going on today. Stakes are high for BJP, Congress and Shiv Sena. Polling was held on Wednesday. Voting for the Nanded Waghala municipality witnessed 60 per cent turnout yesterday. While Congress, which is controlling the municipality, seeks to retain the civic body, the ruling party in the state and the Centre BJP has gone all out to wrest control. Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is spearheading the Congress. On the other hand, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has led BJP’s poll high-decibel election campaign. Last time, out of the total 81 seats, the Congress had won 41 wards. Shiv Sena with 12 seats was a distant second, followed by the All India Majlis-e-Muslimeen with 11 seats. The BJP, on the other hand, had managed to secure just two seats. Out of 81 seats, 41 seats are reserved for women candidates, 15 seats for SC candidates, 2 for ST and 22 seats for Backward Class communities. A total of 578 candidates are in the poll fray. Results will be declared today.
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6:28 PM: Congress has won 69 out of 81 seats so far, as per ANI.
6:25 PM: Congress workers celebrating
6:11 PM: BJP has won 5 seats while Shiv Sena is lagging with just 1 seat, as per IBN Lokmaat.
5:50 PM: According to IBN Lokmaat, Congress is leading in 66 seats. Results for 73 seats, out of the 81, have been declared so far.
5:40 PM: Meanwhile, BJP won the BMC bypoll from Bhandup, beating ally Shiv Sena by 4,792 votes, as per money control.
— Maharashtra Congress (@INCMaharashtra) October 12, 2017
5:21 PM: For the first time in Maharashtra, the SEC deployed VVPAT (voter verified paper audit trail) voting machines in 31 polling centres in Ward No 2 as a pilot project in the elections which recorded a 65 per cent turnout, as per IANS.
5:19 PM: Earlier during the poll campaign, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavi had said, “Entire Maharashtra is standing behind the BJP today. In the recent elections to the 16 municipal corporations, the BJP came to power in 13. There is no trace of the Congress. As far as the Sena is concerned, it is not even in the race here. So, I do not feel the need to say anything much about them,” as per India Today.
5:15 PM: Watch video here:
5:11 PM: In 2012, the Congress bagged 41 seats, Shiv Sena 14, AIMIM and NCP 10 each, BJP two while independents and others notched three seats.
5:06 PM: The Congress not only retained the civic body but also improved its tally compared to 2012 when it secured 41 seats, proving to be a morale-booster for the party reeling under a saffron onslaught, as per IANS.
5:00 PM: The BJP won 12 of the 16 civic bodies, for which polls were held this year, expanding its footprint in Maharashtra’s urban areas.
4:55 PM: Sitting on 10 seats in the outgoing house, the AIMIM claimed to have the support of the minority and Dalit voters.
4:53 PM: The AIMIM is currently leading in none, as per PTI.
4:50 PM: Watch Congress workers celebrating
4:45 PM: BJP has won three, while Shiv Sena is placed a distant third, winning a solitary seat, as per PTI.
4:42 PM: The campaign for the polls witnessed a bitter war of words among the Congress, BJP and Shiv Sena.
4:37 PM: Nanded is Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan’s home turf and it saw an aggressive campaign, PTI reports.
4: 32 PM: Congress wins 49 of the 54 seats for which results were declared, PTI reports.
4:30 PM: Results for 54 seats, out of the total 81, have been declared so far, PTI reports.
4:25 PM: Watch the video
4:20 PM: Congress workers celebrating in Nanded, Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.
4:15 PM: Around 60 per cent voting was registered. According to PTI, polling for held for 81 seats in 20 wards.
4:08 PM: According to Loksatta report, from ward 9, Congress leaders Pooja Pawale, Kishor Swamy, Manitkaur and Prashant Tidke have won.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) October 12, 2017
4:04 PM: “Heartiest Congratulations to @INCMaharashtra on their victory in #Nanded civic polls! #Maharashtra, ” senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot tweeted.
4:02 PM: The chief minister has attended a rally before where he lashed out at Chavan and the Shiv Sena, as per First Post.
4:00 PM: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was the star campaigner for BJP in Nanded.
3:57 PM: The Congress has tweeted: “Congratulations @INCMaharashtra on an impressive victory! @AshokChavanINC”.
3: 54 PM: Congress is now leading on 63 seats, while the BJP is ahead in 5 seats, as per CNN News 18 report.
— Dr. C.P. Joshi (@drcpjoshi) October 12, 2017
3:36 PM: AICC General Secretary C.P. Joshi tweeted saying, “Congratulations to @INCMaharashtra for winning Nanded Mahapalika Elections while beating BJP & others. Leading 50+ seats.”
3:15 PM: Both the Congress and the BJP had made it a battle of prestige to wrest control of the civic body in the city renowned for the Hazoor Sahib Gurudwara, which is one of the five holy Sikh Takhts and the resting place of Guru Gobind Singh.
3:10 PM: For the first time in Maharashtra, the SEC deployed VVPAT (voter verified paper audit trail) voting machines in 31 polling centres in Ward No 2 as a pilot project in the elections which recorded a 65 per cent turnout.
3:05 PM: “The return journey for the Congress in Maharashtra has begun in Nanded. The Congress wipes out BJP,” former CM Ashok Chavan tweeted.
3:00 PM: In the 2012 election, the Congress bagged 41 seats, Shiv Sena 14, AIMIM and NCP 10 each, BJP two while independents and others notched three seats.
2:57 PM: He said the people of Nanded had “reposed full faith” in the developmental agenda of the Congress and deserved full credit for the party’s victory.
2:54 PM: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which was earlier leading in one seat, was overtaken by the Congress candidate in this famed Sikh pilgrimage centre.
2:50 PM: The Congress’ partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) failed to secure any leads, a State Election Commission (SEC) official said.
2:47 PM: The Congress on Thursday was firmly on way to re-capturing the Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief Ashok Chavan, by bagging 30 of the 32 seats in the 81-seat body for which results had been announced.
2:43 PM: The Congress had also built strong leads in at least another 25 seats in the NWCMC, which is now one of the last surviving bastions of the party in the state. Election to the civic body was held on Wednesday.
2:40 PM: The Congress has bagged 30 seats, according to IBN Lotmat report.
2:30 pm: Congress is leading in 48 seats, BJP and Shiv Sena are ahead in 1 seats each.
2:22 PM: The Maharashtra Election Commission had planned to use these machines across 37 polling centres in one ward but the machines had to be withdrawn from a couple of polling centres due to technical glitches, officials informed.
2:16 PM: The machines could not be installed at four other centres, making 31 polling centres the final count for the use of machine on a pilot basis.
2:11 pm: For the first time in the state, the SEC has deployed VVPAT (voter-verified paper audit trail) voting machines in 31 polling centres in Ward No. 2 as a pilot project in the elections which recorded a 60 per cent turnout.
2:00 pm: Nanded is a Congress stronghold and the party had won 41 out of the 81 seats last time.
1:55 pm: Shiv Sena had secured 12 seats, followed by All India Majlis-e-Muslimeen with 11 seats. BJP had managed to add just two seats to their kitty.
1:50 pm: Home turf of Maharashtra’s former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Nanded Waghala municipality recorded 60 per cent voter turn out on Wednesday
1:45 PM: According to latest report, Congress is leading in 47 seats.
1:30 PM: Congress heads towards a big victory in Nanded, Ashok Chavan’s hometown.
1:25 PM: BJP State Working Committee meeting has begun in Kanpur.
1:20 PM: Meanwhile, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya has said, “If Shiv Sena doesn’t get rid of their arrogance they will be reduced to 83 seats & BJP will have 84 seats in BMC.”
1:05 PM: Congress has so far won 22 seats and BJP has bagged 1.
1:00 PM: Congress is leading in 39 seats.
12:56 PM: Congress has extended the lead with 20 seats, BJP has won 1 seat so far.
12:50 PM: Congress has managed to win 16 seats and BJP has bagged 1 so far, according to IBN Lokmat TV reports.
12:48 PM: The NWCMC is one of the last surviving bastions of the Congress in the state and a stronghold of state party chief Ashok Chavan.
12:45 pm: Both the Congress and BJP had made it a battle of prestige to wrest the civic body in its control.
12:42 pm: The BJP ally at the Centre and in the state Shiv Sena and Congress partner National Congress Party and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) failed to secure any lead as per the vote count at noon, a State Election Commission (SEC) official was quoted as saying by IANS.
12:39 PM: The main rival, Bharatiya Janata Party trailed far behind with leads in just one seat.
12:36 PM: The ruling Congress on Thursday notched early gains in the Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC) polls in Maharashtra, leading in at least 28 out of the 81 seats.
12:33 PM: WATCH- Here is what Congress MP Ashok Chavan has to say about Nanded Municipal Corporation Election 2017.
12:28 PM: BJP’s Shantha Gore has won from ward number 19, according to reports.
12:25 pm: The BJP had run a star-studded campaign, with senior Maharashtra ministers including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis coming out to campaign for the poll.
12:20 PM: Exit Polls conducted by some local reporters said that the Congress party was likely to retain control of Nanded Municipal Corporation.
12:17 PM: 9 Congress candidates have won so far.
12:15 PM: Latest trends show that Congress is leading in 28 seats
12:13 PM: Take a look at Maharashtra Congress tweet
— Maharashtra Congress (@INCMaharashtra) October 12, 2017
12:11 PM: Nanded has been a Congress bastion for a long time, according to reports.
12:08 pm: Congress’ Raziya Begum wins Ward 11.
12:05 PM: As per latest trends, Congress has won 8 seats and is leading on another 20 seats.
12:00 PM: As per latest reports, 8 Congress candidates have won.
11:58 am: “Sena is not fighting in Nanded to win but to ensure that the BJP loses the election. Voting for them (Sena) means giving direct votes to the Congress. The Sena is in the poll fray only on the directions of the Congress,” CM Fadnavis had said.
11:54 am: While the Maharashtra Election Commission had planned to use these machines across 37 polling centres in all, officials said the machines had to be withdrawn after technical glitches at a couple of polling centres, while these could not be installed at four others.
11:50 AM: Latest trends show that Congress is leading in 25 seats and BJP in 3
11:47 AM: The Nanded election also saw the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines for the first time in the state. The machines were installed at 31 polling centres in one ward on a pilot basis.
11:43 AM: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, AIMIM’s Owaisi brothers had campaigned in Nanded.
11:40 AM: Since the establishment of municipality, Congress has been in power in Nanded
11:37 AM: Polling was held for 81 seats in 20 wards
11:35 am: This year there was a significant increase in voting by 9 percent
11:32 AM: As per latest trends Congress is ahead in 22 seats, BJP in 1 seat
11:30 am: There were 309672 voters. 60 percent had polled
11:25 am: Congress has 17, BJP 4 and Shiv Sena leads in 1 seat, according to reports
11:22 am: In the last elections, Congress got 42, Shiv Sena 14, BJP 2, MIM 11 and Others 2 seats
11:03 AM: Initial reports say Congress leading in Nanded civic elections
10:00 AM: Former chief minister Ashok Chavan’s prestige is at stake on his home turf of Nanded.
9:55 AM: Voting for the Nanded Waghala municipality, which is under Chavan’s control, saw 60 per cent turnout Wednesday. While Chavan is confident of the Congress retaining the municipality, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has left no stone unturned to script a famous upset.
9:50 AM: The BJP ran a star-studded campaign, with senior Maharashtra ministers including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis coming out to campaign for the poll.
9:45 AM: Leaving nothing to chance, Chavan, who is also the Maharashtra Congress chief, had parked himself in Nanded for the last three weeks. In the build-up to the polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too had visited Nanded.
9:40 AM: Of the 81 seats, the Congress had won 41 seats the last time. Shiv Sena with 12 seats was a distant second, followed by the All India Majlis-e-Muslimeen (11 seats).
9:35 AM: Fadnvais said the BJP came to power in 18 states because of “good governance” under the leadership of the prime minister.
9:30 AM: “In Modi ji, people have got a leader who actually works for the poor. In the last 70 years of the Congress rule, they could not even provide people with houses. But under Modi ji’s vision, he has promised housing for all by 2022. He does not merely talk but the construction of crores of homes across the nation has already started,” he said.
9:20 AM: The Nanded civic polls is viewed as a litmus test for former chief minister and current state Congress unit president Ashok Chavan, whose father late Shankarrao Chavan, a former defence minister, had nurtured the constituency over years.
9:10 am: The 81-member civic body is currently controlled by the Congress. In the 2012 polls, the Congress had won 41 seats, Sena 14, BJP 2, NCP 10, MIM 11, Others (2), Independent 1.
9:00 am: Meanwhile, targetting Chavan, the CM said, “As many as 50,000 people in Nanded lack a proper house to live. In all these years of power, the MPCC president only cared about himself”.
8:45 am: He said various civic works and the condition of roads in Nanded would have been better had the funds been allotted to “right people” and not “laundered”.
8:30 AM: “…If Rs 300-350 crore had been allotted to right people and the money was not laundered, it would have been ensured that all roads in Nanded are of good quality. No money would have been needed for the next 20 years, but they (Congress) were interested only in taking commissions,” the CM alleged.
8:15 am: Out of 81 seats, 41 seats are reserved for women candidates, 15 seats for SC candidates, 2 for ST and 22 seats for Backward Class communities. A total of 578 candidates are in the poll fray. Results will be declared today.
8:05 AM: The Nanded civic polls is viewed as a litmus test for former chief minister and current state Congress unit president Ashok Chavan, whose father late Shankarrao Chavan, a former defence minister, had nurtured the constituency over years.
8:00 AM: The 81-member civic body is currently controlled by the Congress. In the 2012 polls, the Congress had won 41 seats, Sena 14, BJP 2, NCP 10, MIM 11, Others (2), Independent 1.
7:55 am: “Entire Maharashtra is standing behind the BJP today. In the recent elections to 16 municipal corporations, the BJP came to power in 13. There is no trace left of the Congress. As far as the Sena is concerned, it is not even in the race here. So I do not feel the need to say anything much about them,” Fadnavis said.
7:50 am: Fadnavis recalled that Sena had joined hands with the Congress against the BJP when the party was voted to power in Aurangabad municipal corporation polls. He said Sena had sided with the Congress in Jalna, Parbhani and Hingoli civic bodies as well.
745 am: Attacking the Sena, which has been firing salvos at PM Modi and the BJP-led NDA governments at Centre and state despite being an alliance partner, the chief minister said the Thackeray-led party had also helped the Congress in securing a victory in Nanded Zilla Parishad (ZP) polls.
7:40 AM: Fadnavis’ attack on the Sena came after Thackeray dared the BJP to “resign” from the Maharashtra government and face mid term polls.
7:35 AM: Uddhav Thackeray had also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his visit to Gujarat, which he dubbed a “poll campaign”.
7:30 AM: Voting for the Shiv Sena in the Nanded-Waghala Municipal Corporation polls would mean bringing the Congress to power, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said while launching a vicious attack on the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.