Civic polls: BJP’s winning run continues, Shah says ‘evidence of approval for notes ban’


New Delhi, Jan 9: Continuing its winning run in local body elections, BJP has emerged victorious in 4th and final phase of elections to municipal councils in Mahrashtra and Haryana’s Faridabad.


“Yet another big victory fr BJP in 4th phase of Municipal Council elections.Highest number of Nagaradhyaksha & Nagarsevak of BJP got elected (sic),” tweets Keshav Upadhye, Maharashtra state spokesperson of BJP.

Out of 230 results announced, the ruling party has won 102 council president posts while ally Shiv Sena got 13. The Congress was at second place with 58.

This takes the ruling party’s tally at the end of fourth and final phase of elections to 1190 councillors and 71 municipal council presidents, retaining overall top position.

In Haryana, the BJP has won 30 out of 40 seats with 10 going to independent candidates in Faridabad local polls.

Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah has attributed party’s victory in Faridabad municipal corporation polls to its pro-development ideology.

In a statement, Shah said, it is yet another evidence of peoples’ approval of demonetisation as the BJP has won polls across states.

Referring to his party’s performance in various polls in states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra besides the Union Territory of Chandigarn, he claimed it is now clear that the opposition is merely doing politics over notes ban while people are supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in building an honest India.

“This is the sixth consecutive win of BJP in local polls after demonetisation,” Shah noted.