Voting for elections to 547 gram panchayats spread throughout 16 districts of the state was held on Sunday and also 76 per cent turnout was reported.

BJP’s Maharashtra unit head of state Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Monday claimed 259 prospects supported by his party as well as 40 nominees backed by the Eknath Shinde intrigue of the Shiv Sena have actually been elected as sarpanches in the just-held political elections to gram panchayats in the state.

Ballot for elections to 547 gram panchayats spread out across 16 areas of the state was held on Sunday as well as 76 per cent turnout was reported.

The elections were hung on non-party basis and also checking of ballots was taken up on Monday. Besides elections to gram panchayats, direct polls for the post of village sarpanches were likewise held.

Mr Bawankule, addressing a press conference here, said 259 Bharatiya Janata Event (BJP)-sustained prospects have actually been chosen as sarpanches.

The previous minister additionally claimed stated 40 candidates backed by the Shiv Sena intrigue headed by Chief Priest Eknath Shinde, an ally of the BJP, have additionally been chosen as sarpanches.

In all, more than 50 percent of the newly-elected sarpanches are supporters of the Shinde-BJP partnership, he said.

“Gram panchayat results today have validated Maharashtra’s faith in the Shinde-Fadnavis federal government,” Mr Bawankule claimed.

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis is the replacement chief priest in the Shinde-led federal government which took workplace in June-end.

Mr Shinde, in addition to 39 various other MLAs, left of the Shiv Sena in June after elevating a banner of revolt agianst the leadership of event president Uddhav Thackeray.

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Last Updated: 20 September 2022