Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the results of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election turned out to be boon for the saffron party along with Shiv Sena.
“An election which was termed as a rival between Shiv Sena and the BJP, it has turned out to be boon for both the parties particularly in Thane and Mumbai where both the parties have cornered majority of the seats in those municipalities,” BJP leader S. Prakash told ANI.
He added that the Congress could not even get half the seats which they had won earlier.
“In many other municipalities as well, BJP has emerged a clear winner,” Prakash emphasized.
He asserted that the results suggests clear rejection to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his leadership.
“Even the divided Shiv Sena-BJP could not be defeated by the Congress party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP),” he said.
The BJP has emerged victorious at all the other eight municipal corporations barring Mumbai and Thane Municipal Corporations that went to polls this week.
BJP has also emerged as a clear choice in nine out of the 25 Zilla Parishads.
In Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, the ruling Shiv Sena has registered victory by securing 84 seats out of total 227 seats.
The BJP has gained the second position bagging 81 seats. (ANI)