Mumbai: Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) consolidated its support base in Maharashtra by winning civic elections in Shahada, Nanurdbar district and Beed where counting of votes is still underway.
According to the preliminary reports, the AIMIM has won 04 seats in Shahada - a small town near Dhule in North Maharashtra.
Preliminary reports also said that the AIMIM has won 10 seats in Beed district.
The AIMIM has also won 02 seats in Buldana civic polls. In Malkapur, the AMIM won elections in 06 wards.
The AIMIM, a party based in Hyderabad, had earlier won civic elections in Nanded and Aurangabad. The party also won two seats in 2014 Maharashtra assembly polls.
Shahada Nagar Palika has a total of 27 seats. Here the Congress has won on 11 seats, BJP on 10 seats and the NCP has won 01 seat.
Against this number, the AIMIM with 04 seats will play important role in electing the president in the Shahada Municipal Council.
Counting of votes began on Monday morning in the election to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts in Maharashtra where polling was held Sunday November 27, 2016.
Ovreall results at 03:30 pm - Out of 3,705 seats spread over the 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats, total seats declared 1349 - BJP 334, SS 228, NCP 287, INC 201, AIMIM 6, MNS 5
BSP 3, UNRECOG 55, Local Coalition 112, Independent 124, according to Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP.