Moreover, Shiv Sena has fielded candidates in all the seats, Congress in 75 and NCP in 67. Although, it has mostly come at the cost of the Congress and the NCP, which were ousted from power after which Fadnavis took over.
The Bharatiya Janta Party won 61 out of the 95 seats in the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation Elections. The Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation elections saw BJP secure a total of 61 seats while the Shiv Sena only managed to secure only a mere 22.
While BJP is contesting the polls along with Republican Party of India (RPI) led by Union Minister of State Ramdas Athawale, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP are contesting the polls separately. One unopposed seat, has already been won by Congress after the returning officer rejected the nominations of BJP and Sena candidates due to caste certificate issues. To be sure, the Sena gained 7 seats over its 2012 tally of 15, but it failed to score over the BJP in a straight fight yet again. In the municipal elections in nine other cities in February 2017 also, the BJP was the single largest party in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Amravati, Akola, Solapur and Ulhasnagar.
The magic number for securing a simple majority in the municipal body was 48 seats, which the BJP managed out do quite easily.
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Sena chief, without taking the name of BJP had hinted that his party does not indulge in cash for vote politics. "Like the Marathas rose after the Panipat loss, Shiv Sena will also rise once again", he said.
Amidst heavy rain, the poll held on Sunday to elect the 95-member new civic body in Mira Bhayandar witnessed a voter turnout of 47 percent. The Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation was once considered as a Congress-NCP bastion.
However, it was the Congress' ally, the Nationalist Congress Party, which faced the biggest defeat, winning no seat.
In 2012, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine had ruled the MBMC civic body after bagging 29 seats and 14 seats respectively.