MUmbai: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Monday registered a victory by winning 08 wards in the Municipal Council election of Umerkhed, Yavatmal district of Maharashra’s Vidarbha region, reports ummid.com
The report further said that AIMIM with 08 seats is so far is the highest tally by any party in Umerkhed.
According to the preliminary reports, the Hyderabad-based party has won 04 seats in Shahada – a small town near Dhule in North Maharashtra and 02 seats in Beed district.
Shahada Nagar Palika has a total of 27 seats and the AIMIM with 04 seats will play important role in electing the president in the Shahada Municipal Council, the report added.
Last year, the party won two seats in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, one from Aurangabad and another from Byculla in Mumbai.
The election results shows BJP, Shiv Sena have currently taken the lead.
Counting of votes began at 10 AM Monday morning in the election to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts in Maharashtra.
As many as 15,826 candidates are in the fray for 3,705 seats spread over the municipal councils and nagar panchayats, where voting was held yesterday in the first phase with around 70% of the electorate exercising its franchise.
The polls are being viewed as ‘mini’ Assembly elections and a test of popularity of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who led BJP-government in Maharashtra.