Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results 2021 LIVE: Maha Vikas Aaghadi registers clean sweep, huge setback for BJP

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Updated: January 18, 2021 8:27:34 pm

Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Shiv Sena is ahead of BJP in panchayat elections. Polling for elections to over 14,000 gram panchayats in 34 of the total 36 districts in the western state had taken place on Friday.

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Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results 2021 Live News: Shiv Sena-backed candidates are leading on maximum number of seats in the panchayat polls, for which counting is still underway. So far, trends and results are out for 7426 of 14234 seats. Of these, Shiv Sena is leading on 1735 while the BJP is ahead on 1601. The NCP-supported candidates are ahead on 1207 panchayat seats whereas the Congress on 1394 seats. Gram panchayat elections don’t happen on party symbols but the candidates are backed by parties.

Polling for elections to over 14,000 gram panchayats in 34 of the total 36 districts in the western state had taken place on Friday. There are 27,920 gram panchayats in Maharashtra. However, on about 20,000-odd seats, members have already been elected unopposed. At least 14 Thane district villages boycotted the gram panchayat elections to press for their demand to be a part of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

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Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results Live Update: Gram Panchayat Election 2021 Results in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results: Gram panchayats are the third tier of governance and elections for these are not held on party lines, using party symbols. The candidates are allotted election symbols from a list of free symbols. The gram panchayat polls were held more than a month after the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi's victory in the graduates' and teachers' constituencies in the Legislative Council elections that took place in December. (PTI)

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