Newspatrolling: BJP may have got a mere 6 seats in the recently concluded West Bengal municipal elections, but it is back to its winning ways by registering a massive victory in the Mira-Bhayander civic polls. There were a total of 95 seats in Mira-Bhayander civic polls, and BJP won 61 of them. The development is also a setback for Shiv Sena, which has been riling against the BJP-led government in Maharashtra in recent times. BJP and Shiv Sena are part of the coalition in Maharashtra, but they had contested the Mira-Bhayander civic polls separately. The biggest loser, however, was the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). NCP had won 26 seats in Mira-Bhayander civic polls in 2012, but its score in 2017 is zero.
Congress has also lost its hold, as its score has come down from 19 in 2012 elections to 10 seats in 2017. MNS had won one seat last time, but it’s score is zero in 2017. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis congratulated the party workers and said that it was an important victory for BJP. He said that now development works could be initiated in the Mira-Bhayander area. “Congratulations to leaders and karyakartas (workers) for spectacular win! I thank people of Mira-Bhayander for having faith in us! I assure speedy development,” he said.