BJP beats Sena in BMC by­elec­tion; nar­rows gap

The Hitavada - - NATION -

THE BJP nar­rowed its tally gap with Shiv Sena in the Mum­bai civic body as its nom­i­nee on Fri­day won the BMC by­poll from Bhandup, beat­ing the bick­er­ing ally’s can­di­date by 4,792 votes.

The BJP can­di­date, Ja­gruti Pa­tel, polled 11,129 votes in ward no. 116, while the Sena nom­i­nee, Mi­nakshi Patil, got 6,337 votes, an of­fi­cial of the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) said.

The by-elec­tion was ne­ces­si­tated af­ter the death of Con­gress cor­po­ra­tor Pramila Patil on April 25.

With the lat­est vic­tory, the BJP’s tally in the 227-mem­ber BMC has risen to 82, while that of the Sena re­mains at 84.

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