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Saturday, June 17, 2017
2017 Shimla Municipal Coporation polls - BJP Emerges Single Largest Party in Shimla Municipal Polls, Just One Short of Majority
Creating a history of sorts in the poll-bound state of Himachal Pradesh, the opposition BJP reached the half-way mark in the Shimla Municipal Corporation winning 17 out of 34 wards in a close contest.
This is the first time that the BJP has got a majority in the Shimla Municipal Coporation polls, considered as a semi-final before assembly polls later this year.
Though polls were not held on party symbols, both BJP and Congress had officially backed their candidates.
Half of the elected candidates are women as 50 percent of the seats are reserved for them.
The final tally at the end of counting showed BJP with 17 wards, Congress with 13, Independents winning 3 and CPM one.
Earlier in 2012, the CPM had won the Municipal Corporation’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor ‘s posts.The corporation had been a Congress citadel for the past 32 years
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