Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results 2021 News Updates: Shiv Sena has swept Ratnagiri while BJP has won Nagpur and Aurangabad. The NCP has emerged victorious in Pune and Solapur.
Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results 2021
Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results 2021 News Updates: The BJP is ahead of Shiv Sena in Nagpur and Aurangabad divisions. Sena, however, is leading on maximum number of seats in Konkan. The NCP is ahead of BJP in Nashik and Pune divisions. Shiv Sena-led MVA and Opposition BJP both have claimed victory in elections to Gram Panchayats. NCP leaders claimed that the MVA comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress has scored a big win in the polls. Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP has emerged as the single largest party in these elections.
Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat claimed that 80 per cent of the seats in Gram Panchayats that went to polls were won by the constituents of the MVA. “The MVA alliance has won 80 per cent villages in this elections while Congress alone has won 4,000 gram panchayats. This is a strong message to the BJP and its style of working,” he said.
However, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, said, “As MVA parties have come together, we got a lot of space to expand. The BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the Gram Panchayat polls”. “Following a natural calamity, this MVA government has failed to resolve woes of the people. The poll outcome is a strong message to the state government,” the former chief minister said.
Polling for elections to over 14,000 gram panchayats in 34 of the total 36 districts in the western state had taken place on Friday. There are 27,920 gram panchayats in Maharashtra. However, on about 20,000-odd seats, members have already been elected unopposed. At least 14 Thane district villages boycotted the gram panchayat elections to press for their demand to be a part of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results Live Update: Gram Panchayat Election 2021 Results in Maharashtra
Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results: Gram panchayats are the third tier of governance and elections for these are not held on party lines, using party symbols. The candidates are allotted election symbols from a list of free symbols. The gram panchayat polls were held more than a month after the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi's victory in the graduates' and teachers' constituencies in the Legislative Council elections that took place in December. (PTI)