Counting of votes for the primary part of native physique polls held in Madhya Pradesh had been introduced on Sunday. Whereas the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) received 5 out of 11 municipal companies, the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) made its debut within the state by profitable the mayoral publish in Singrauli.

The counting continued on late Sunday night time because the BJP and the Congress had been forward on two seats every.

Native our bodies elections in Madhya Pradesh had been held in two phases earlier this month – on July 6 and 13. Polls had been held on 413 municipalities, together with 16 Nagar Palika Nigam, 99 Nagar Palika Parishad and 298 Nagar Parishad. Underneath the primary part, polling was held in 11 municipal companies, 36 nagar palikas and 86 nagar parishads. Counting of votes for the second part will happen on July 20.

BJP WINS BIG

Within the first part, polling was held for mayoral posts in 11 municipal companies, together with Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Singrauli, Chhindwara, Khandwa, Burhanpur and Ujjain.

When the final data got here in, the BJP had received the publish of mayor in 5 municipal companies – Burhanpur, Satna, Khandwa, Sagar and Ujjain.

Hailing the occasion’s efficiency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the folks of Madhya Pradesh for entrusting the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led authorities.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan termed the occasion’s efficiency as historic. “The BJP has received over 80 per cent seats in nagar panchayat and nagar parishad polls. Within the elections for the polls in 11 municipal companies, the occasion’s mayoral candidates are profitable seven, whereas the Congress have three and Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) one,” PTI quoted CM Chouhan as saying.

“In these three (municipal companies) too, the Congress has not received fully as BJP has received extra corporator seats, In Gwalior, out of 66 seats, the BJP has received 36 and the Congress 29. In Jabalpur, out of 79 seats, 39 had been received by the BJP and 30 by the Congress,” he added.

AAP DEBUTS IN MADHYA PRADESH

In the meantime, AAP candidate AAP’s mayoral candidate Rani Agrawal defeated BJP’s Chandrapratap Vishwakarma by a margin of 9,352 votes in Singrauli municipal company.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Many congratulations to AAP candidate Rani Agarwal ji, who received the publish of Mayor in Singrauli Municipal Company of Madhya Pradesh, and to all of the winners and employees. Work laborious for the folks. Now, the folks in each nook of the nation are liking the trustworthy politics of labor of Aam Aadmi Occasion.”

Nevertheless, the AAP may win solely 5 seats within the 45-member Sinrauli civic physique.

ENCOURAGING RESULTS, SAYS CONGRESS

The Congress has received in Chhindwara and was main in Gwalior and Jabalpur when reviews final got here in. Nevertheless, the occasion claimed victory in each the municipal companies.

“Congratulations to all of the leaders and employees of MP Congress for his or her commendable and brave efficiency within the MP municipal elections. Regardless of the all-round assaults, cash and energy of the BJP authorities, your laborious work has created historical past by hoisting the Congress flag after 57 years in Gwalior Municipal Company and after 23 years in Jabalpur,” Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mentioned in a tweet.

Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath known as the outcomes “encouraging” for the occasion whereas accusing the BJP of profitable the elections with the assistance of police and administration.

“The result’s encouraging for the Congress. We have now received three mayoral elections – in Chhindwara, Jabalpur and Gwalior. A lot of our corporators have received the civic physique elections too. We received the highest publish of Gwalior metropolis after 50 years,” PTI quoted Kamal Nath as saying.

“We’re going to evaluation the outcomes of Bhopal and Indore (the place the BJP has established a decisive lead in mayoral elections),” he added.

AIMIM OPENS ACCOUNT

In the meantime, 4 candidates of the Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) registered received the corporator’s publish in three cities — Jabalpur, Burhanpur and Khandwa. That is the maiden victory of AIMIM in Madhya Pradesh civic physique polls.

In Burhanpur as nicely, AIMIM’s mayoral nominee Shaista Sohail Hashmi received 10,274 votes as BJP’s Madhuri Patel received by a skinny margin of 542 votes by defeating Congress’ Shahnaz Bano.

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