BMC election results 2017: After a remarkable showcasing of Bharatiya Janata Party’s influence in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections today, BJP looked very confident of taking down its competitors in the ongoing Assembly elections results too. BJP called its performance a forerunner of the Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devender Fadnavis and state leader Raosaheb Patil were applauded by BJP President Amit Shah for their ‘unprecedented success’.
In a press conference Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the party’s performance in Maharashtra as well as in the Odisha local body polls and the loss of Congress shows that the poor have deserted their rivals and are supporting policies of Narendra Modi. It mentioned that at this juncture people from all sections of society are supporting BJP. He mentioned about states where the Assembly elections are taking place right now and said result in these states will be on the similar lines and mentioning specially about the Punjab polls told that the results will be surprising. Javadekar further claimed that BJP unlike Congress is working for the common people and it is moving forward for a ‘Congress-free India’.
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In Maharashtra, the local body polls, the result of which was declared today, BJP gained a majority and has emerged as the largest outfit in eight out of the 10 municipal bodies, he said. He further said that it has trebled its tally in the BMC polls missing out the win against Shiv Sena by a handful seat.
Taking a jibe at its bickering ally Shiv Sena, he said the results are a lesson to those who had claimed that BJP’s power is not enough to win even 40 seats. He called this remarkable result as a relevant answer to the critics of demonetisation.
Piyush Goyal called BJP’s win a harbinger of victory in the ongoing Assembly elections in 5 states. Piyush Goyal further told PTI that, PM Modi and Maharashtra chief minister supported by Mumbai President Ashish Shelar stressed that BJP is the only party which is a true representative of good governance, transparency and development which was reflective in the massive win in Mumbai, where the total seats won by the BJP has risen from 31 to 81 seats.