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Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation Election 2018: 339 to contest for 68 seats in 17 Prabhags

Besides 106 Independents, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has fielded a maximum of 67 candidates for the 2018 Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC) polls

Wednesday December 5, 2018 10:48 PM, ummid.com News Network

Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation Election 2018

Ahmednagar: As many as 339 candidates from different political parties and independents are contesting for the 68 seats of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC) 2018 election polling for which will be held on Sunday December 09, according to the data released by the election commission.

Among the 339 candidates contesting the 2018 Ahmednagar Mahangar Palika Chunav, are 48 Muslims. They will be contesting the election on BJP, Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena MNS and SP tickets and also as Independents.

Besides 106 Independents, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has fielded a maximum of 67 candidates for the 2018 Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC) polls.

The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) who have formed alliance to contest the Ahmednagar local body eletcion have together fielded 64 candidates - 44 of NCP and 20 of Congress.

The Shiv Sena has fielded 60 candidates, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has fielded 14, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has given party tickets to 09 candidates, Samajwadi Party (SP) candidates are contesting on 04 seats, Rashtriya Samaj Paksh is contesting on 04 seats and CPI has fielded candidates in 03 wards.

Contesting the local body election in Ahmednagar for the first time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given party tickets to 08 candidates.

The Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC), has a population of 3,46,755 and total number of voters are 2,56,719. Polling for the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC), also known as Ahmednagar Mahanagar Palika, 2018 election will be held on Sunday December 09, 2018. The counting of votes will take place on December 10. The result of the election will also be declared on the same day.

In 2013, Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC) election was held on Decemver 15, 2013 for 34 wards to elect a total of 68 councillors – two each from a ward.

As per the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation 2013 results, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had won 16 seats in the 68-member house. Shiv-Sena had also won 16 seats in the 2013 election wheras its alliance partner BJP had won 10 seats.

The Congress party on the other hand had won 11 seats. The independents too had won on 11 seats in the 2013 Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation polls. A total of seven Muslims had also won the 2013 elections. The polling percentage in 2013 was a record 73%.

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