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BMC election results highlights: Shiv Sena, BJP finish neck and neck in Mumbai
Hindustan Times “We have the support of a few independents, and are confident of emerging as the party with the highest number of seats in the BMC,” BJP Mumbai chief Ashish Shelar said. Among other parties, the Congress has won 31 seats, a far cry from the 52 seats ... --

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81 seats: BJP makes massive gains in BMC polls, finishes 3 short of Shiv Sena's tally
The Shiv Sena finished on the top of a hung BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday, but the BJP said it could take control of India's richest civic body with the backing of independents.

BMC polls: Shiv Sena leading, BJP trailing behind
[India], Feb. 23 (ANI): The Shiv Sena seems to be marching ahead in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls as the party has secured 84 seats out of 227.Right behind the Uddhav Thackeray led -party is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has won 80 seats.However, the Congress Party has suffered a major setback as the grand old party was only able to win 31 seats.Apart from that, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has won seven seats, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has nine, and Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) secured five wards in the Solapur Municipal Corporation.Meanwhile , BJP leader Pankaja Munde has offered to resign after the party lost eight out of 10 seats in Parli, a stronghold of the BJP.Similarly, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has also tendered his resignation following the party's loss in the Mumbai civic polls.In Thane Municipal Corporation, the Shiv Sena has won 77 while BJP has won 69 seats out of 131. The AIMIM opened its account in Thane by winning three seats.Except Mumbai and Thane, BJP is leading at all remaining municipal corporations-namely Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Amravati, Akola and Solapur.While prominent BJP leader Kirit Sommaiyya's son Neil has registered a win from Mulund; relatives of many BJP leaders have faced defeat in the polls this time around. (ANI)