Parbhani: The Congress improved its tally from 23 in the year 2012 to 31 in 2017 in Parbhani Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections, results of which were announced by the Maharashtra State Election Commission after counting of votes on Friday.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which had 30 members in the last body, could win just 18 seats in the 2017 Parbhani Mahanagar Palika elections, according to the final result released Friday afternoon.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP ended with 08 seats whereas the Shiv Sena won in 06 wards. 02 seats went to Independents and others.
The AIMIM could not win a single seat here in Parbhani.
As per the 2012 election results, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had its Mayor in Parbhani with 30 members in a house of 65. Congress had a total of 23 members, Shiv Sena 08, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) 02 and Independents 02.
04:30 pm The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are together set to sweep the Parbhani Municipal Corporation elections leading in 29 and 20 of the total 65 wards, according to the latest election update released Friday afternoon.
According to trends available at 04:30 pm, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead in 08 wards whereas the Shiv Sena is leading in 06 wards. Independents and others are leading in 02 wards.
The AIMIM candidates are nowhere in race in Parbhani.
03:00 pm The Congress party is maintaining its lead in Parbhani Municipal elections where counting of votes is still underway.
According to trends available at 03:00 pm, the Congress is ahead in 31 of the total 65 wards whereas the BJP is leading in just 07 wards. The NCP and Shiv Sena are ahead in 07 wards each.
12:15 pm The Congress party is maintaining its lead in Parbhani Municipal elections where counting of votes is still underway.
According to trends available at 12:00 pm, the Congress is ahead in 19 wards, the NCP is leading in 10, Shive Sena in 02 and the BJP is ahead in just 01 ward.
All four candidates of the Congress has won election from ward no 8.
11:30 am The Congress party has so far won 10 seats whereas the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has bagged 07 seats in Parbhani where counting of votes is still underway.
The BJP and Shiv Sena have so far won 01 seat each.
According to the latest result updates, Kaleem Ansari, Syed Lala, Babul Nagre, Seema are among the winners.
11:00 am Congress is leading in as many as 10 wards whereas party candidate Ganesh Deshmukh has been declared winner in Prabhani where counting of votes is still underway.
Kaleem Ansari and Syed Lala are among the winners of Congress party in Parbhani.
10:00 am Counting of votes to elect the new body of 65-member Parbhani Municipal Corporation (PMC), also called as Parbhani Mahanagar Plaika, has begun amid tight security.
The process in Parbhani began with counting of postal votes. After counting of postal votes are over, the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will start releasing the election results.
The Parbhani Municipal Corporation officials have also made arrangement at the civic body to show live results to the media persons.
The trends are expected to start coming in an hour's time.
08: 50 am Counting of votes to elect the new body of 65-member Parbhani Municipal Corporation (PMC), also called as Parbhani Mahanagar Plaika, is scheduled to begin today i.e. Friday April 21, 2017 at 10:00 am, an election officer said. Parbhani went to polls on Wednesday, recording 70 per cent voter turnout in the election held under intense heat.
Along with Parbhani, Latur and Chandrapur Municipal Corporations also went to the poll on Wednesday. Counting of votes in all these civic bodies will start at 10:00 am today, the election officer added.
In Parbhani the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has its Mayor with 30 members in a house of 65. Congress has a total of 23 members, Shiv Sena 08, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) 02 and Independents 02.
Besides the ruling Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), other parties in the fray are Shiv Sena, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Asaduddin Owaisi led All India Majlise Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) which is contesting the Latur local elections for the first time.
The AIMIM is contesting the Parbhani Municipal Corporation elections in alliance with Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi and Shetkari Sangathna.
Around 62 per cent turnout was registered in the polling held today for the Chandrapur, Parbhani and Latur municipal corporations in Maharashtra, State Election Commissioner J S Saharia said.
Due to extreme heat conditions prevalent in several parts of the state, the voting timing was extended by one hour to 6.30pm by the state Election Commission.
“Chandrapur, Parbhani and Latur recorded 57 per cent, 70 per cent and 60 per cent voting, respectively. Around 62 per cent people exercised their franchise in the polls today,” Saharia said.
The elections to three municipal corporations are considered as an acid test for the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress and the NCP.
A total of 1,285 candidates are in the fray for the 201 seats in the three municipal corporations, whose fate will be decided by 7.93 lakh voters across 1,038 polling stations.
The stakes are high especially for the BJP as it is not in power in these three municipal corporations.
Chandrapur is the home turf of senior BJP leader and Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. At present Congress is in power in this 66-member civic body.
As many as 460 candidates are in the fray whose fate will be decided by 3.02 lakh voters. In the 70-member Latur corporation, it will a test of political clout for BJP leader and state minister Sambhajirao
Nilangekar and the local Congress MLA Amit Deshmukh.
Congress, which controls the corporation, had got a drubbing in the recent local body polls in Latur district.
The city had faced acute water crisis last year and government had to transport water by railway waggons at the peak of summer.
Here 407 candidates are in the fray whose fate will be decided by 2.78 lakh voters.
In the 65-member Parbhani municipal corporation, the battle is mainly between the incumbent NCP and Shiv Sena.
It will be a test for district guardian minister and senior Sena leader Diwakar Raote. There are 418 candidates in the fray; number of voters is 2.12 lakh.