Aurangabad, Jan 18:
The result of elections in 579-gram panchayats (GPs), out of total 617, were declared on Monday. Both Maha Vikas Aghadi and BJP are claiming their victory in the highest number of GPs in the district.
There is an unopposed election at 32 places while elections were not held in six GPs.
The elections were held for 579 GPs and counting started on Monday. There are 11, 499 candidates in the fray and 11.5 lakh voters.
Shiv Sena made a claim of domination in 360 GPs while BJP feels that their power increased with the victory of 2380 members. Congress predicted that it would win the election in 50 per cent GPs. NCP has estimated to have sarpanch in 189 GPs.
Members of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena celebrated the victory of their 77 members.
Sena got majority at 360 places and MVA parents received majority at 72 GPs. Sena hopes that they would unfurl their flag on 432 GPs. MP Dr Bhagwat Karad said that BJP is on top position with the highest number of members' victory.
If all the party figures added, the number of GPs goes up to 1075 while there are only 617 GPs.
Sena leader MLC Ambadas Danve said that earlier, Sena had won elections in 287 GPs, today, it has gone up to 360.
BJP District president Vijay Autade said that his party would have a majority in 208 GPs.
“A total of 2318 members of the party won the election. So, our party is on top position in rural politics,” he added.
Congress District Committee president Kalyan Kale said that 50 GPs are now under their control while MVA would win remain seats, reducing BJP’s strength.
NCP district president Kailas Patil feel that their candidates would win on 189 places and become sarpanch. He said that tally of MVA would increase by 50 seats.
Suhas Dashrathe claimed that 77 members were elected in the GPs elections and entered rural politics with new vigour and vitality.