In Maharashtra, the pair of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be getting great success in rural areas. It is being claimed that in 547 gram panchayat elections in 16 districts, more than 50 percent of the candidates of the alliance have become sarpanch. After the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, the current coalition government was formed in June, headed by Shinde. Whereas, Devendra Fadnavis became the Deputy Chief Minister.
On Monday, BJP state president Chandrashekhar Bawankule has claimed that 259 candidates backed by his party and 40 candidates backed by Shiv Sena of Shinde faction have become sarpanch. On Sunday, voting was held in 547 gram panchayats of 16 districts. During that 76 percent voting was done, whose votes were counted on Monday. Apart from the Gram Panchayat elections, the Sarpanch of the village was also directly elected.
During the press conference, Bawankule said that more than 50 per cent of the elected sarpanchs are supporters of the Shinde-BJP alliance. “The results of the gram panchayat have reaffirmed the faith of the people of Maharashtra in the Shinde-Fadnavis government,” he said.
waiting for bmc election
The dates for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections have not been announced in Mumbai. It was being said that elections could be held after the monsoon. Here, all the political parties of the state, including the Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray, have started preparations. At present, the BMC is controlled by Shiv Sena. In the last election, BJP came second. However, after the Shinde camp rebellion, the equations may change in the elections.
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