Counting for municipal polls begins in Maharashtra

Counting of votes began this morning in the election to 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats across 25 districts in Maharashtra, seen as a litmus test for the Devendra Fadnavis’ government.

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 per cent of the electorate exercising its franchise. No nominations were received for Shirala Nagar Panchayat in Sangli district while 28 candidates were elected unopposed.

The second phase for elections to 14 municipal councils will be held on December 14.

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