Cong wins Nanded-Waghala mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion polls

■ Ashok Cha­van led party re­tains power at the 78-seat body

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CON­GRESS has reg­is­tered a spec­tac­u­lar vic­tory in the Nanded-Waghala Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NWMC) where elec­tions were held on Wed­nes­day.

Of the to­tal 81 seats, re­sults for 78 seats were an­nounced till 6 pm on Thurs­day. Con­gress, led by Ashok Cha­van, for­mer Chief Min­is­ter, had al­ready won 70 seats by then to re­tain power in the Cor­po­ra­tion. BJP had won 8 seats.

This time, the Shiv Sena had de­cided not to con­test elec­tion in al­liance with the BJP. The Con­gress has been in power for the last two decades in Nanded. In the pre­vi­ous elec­tions, Con­gress had won 42 seats.

On Wed­nes­day, 64.82 per cent vot­ing was recorded in the elec­tions held for the pres­ti­gious Cor­po­ra­tion.

Count­ing be­gan at 10 am at the Govern­ment Polytech­nic Col­lege on Thurs­day. The Con­gress opened its ac­count with the very first de­clared re­sult with an­nounce­ment of vic­tory of its can­di­date Sher­ali. Sit­ting Mayor Shaileja Swami and her hus­band Kishore Swami both won the elec­tions.

The lead­ing losers in the elec­tions in­cluded Sena MLA Pratap Patil Chikha­likar's nephew Sandip Chikha­likar, Ma­ha­rash­tra BJP Traders’ Union Pres­i­dent Dilip Kan­dakurt’s son and Op­po­si­tion leader Ma­hesh Khomne.

By 6 pm, the Na­tion­al­ist Con­gress Party and AIMIM were yet to open their ac­count.

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