Mumbai: The much-awaited result of BMC (The Brinhanmumbai Municipal Corporation) elections 2017 is out. The BJP almost neck to neck with Shiv Sena finishes at 82 and the latter at 84. Although, both the parties had equal chance of winning, none of them reached the majority mark of 114 seats. This means there’s still a question on who will rule BMC.
It is for the first time in 20 years that BJP and Shiv Sena have fought separately in the BMC elections. If both the parties choose to form alliance together they can rule over BMC for 5 years.
Another possibility of alliance is between Congress and Shiv Sena. Congress stands on the third position with 31 seats in the election. Clearly, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thakeray’s party can win the battle if Congress agrees for alliance.
Even though, Shiv Sena remained ahead of BJP, but the major gainer of the day was Bhartiya Janata Party, who won eight out of the ten major civic bodies. The Shiv Sena victory came in Thane.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) bagged the fourth position with 9 seats. Following it was the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) with 7 seats and others ended up with 14 seats.
The question remains whether the alliance forms or not, meanwhile Maharashtra’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis content with BJP’s performance in the polls thanked the people of Maharashtra for showing faith in the party.