Sangli and Jalgaon municipal elections: Congress leads in Sangli; BJP-Sena start well in Jalgaon
Counting of votes for the 78-member Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (SMKMC) and the 75-member Jalgaon Municipal Corporation (JMC) are underway and results are expected to be declared soon.
There is a three-way fight between Congress, Shiv Sena and BJP.
The BJP and the Shiv Sena are in alliance in Jalgaon, while the BJP is going alone in Sangli. The NCP and Congress have a pre-poll alliance in Jalgaon, while the NCP and Congress have come together against the BJP in Sangli.
In early trends, the BJP and Sena were leading in Jalgaon, while the Congress was leading in Sangli.
Polling began at 7:30 am on Wednesday for elections to two municipal corporations in Maharashtra, where 754 candidates are vying for 153 seats. Polling is being held for the 78-member Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (SMKMC) in Western Maharashtra and the 75-member Jalgaon Municipal Corporation (JMC) in North Maharashtra.
The two cities have a cumulative voter population of 7,89,251. As many as 1,013 polling booths have been set up and 5,792 election staff deployed on duty in the two cities, according to State Election Commissioner J S Saharia. Polling is also taking place for ward number 97 of the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation. The voting will continue 5.30 pm …read more