MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA NOVEMBER 07, 2015 11.45 P.M.
I have to frequently write about all the election victories of Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi because national media, print and electronic both, sometimes ignore the results of the small and remote states and union territories.
Even if they write about the victories of BJP in bigger states, they berate BJP and put misleading headlines. Recent local body elections in MAHARASHTRA of KDMC , Kalyan – Dombivli Municipal Corporation and KMC , Kolhapur Municipal Corporation are the best examples of biased media reporting.
BJP contested the KDMC elections alone and got 48 seats [ 42 + 6 Independents ] . It had only 9 seats in 2010. It is a 5 fold gain. But according to media, Congress is on the way to revival and Shiv Sena edged the BJP. Shiv Sena also claimed that we are the “BAAP” in Maharashtra politics. Shiv Sena is up 21 and BJP is up 39 from the 2010 tally. Shiv Sena has got only 4 more seats compared to BJP. Now who is the “BAAP”? Congress got 4 seats and is down 11 seats from 2010. How could KDMC election be called a revival? BJP is the biggest gainer but according to media it is not important.
In Kolhapur also BJP’s gain is 8 times more. It contested elections with a local outfit Tararani Aghadi and not with Shiv Sena. BJP got 4 in 2010. In 2015 it got 32 along with Tararani Aghadi. Shiv Sena got a paltry 4 seats, up 1 from 2010 but it claims to the “BAAP” of Maharashtra politics. Congress is down 4 and NCP is down 14 from their 2010 tally. But for media it is Congress’s revival and its a wake up call for BJP.
Here is the seat tally of KDMC 2015 & KMC 2015 Polls :
Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation ( KDMC ) Elections
TOTAL SEATS : 122 / Half Way Mark : 62
Shiv Sena : 52 / In 2010 : 31 [ + 21 ]
Baratiya Janata Party : 48 / In 2010 : 9 [ + 39 ]
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena : 9 / In 2010 : 27 [ – 18 ]
Congress : 4 / In 2010 : 15 [ – 11 ]
NCP : 2 / In 2010 : 14 [ – 12 ]
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen : 1
Bahujan Samajwadi Party : 1
Independents : 5 / In 2010 : 13 [ – 8 ]
Kolhapur Municipal Corporation ( KMC ) Elections
TOTAL SEATS : 81 / Half Way Mark : 42
BJP + Tararani Aghadi : 32 / In 2010 : 4 [ + 28 ]
Congress : 27 / In 2010 : 31 [ – 4 ]
NCP : 15 / In 2010 : 29 [ – 14 ]
Shiv Sena : 4 / In 2010 : 3 [ + 1 ]
Independents : 3 / In 2010 : 10 [ – 7 ]
59 Semi Urban Local Bodies / Nagar Panchayat Elections
BJP : 15 local bodies
Congress : 14 local bodies
NCP : 13 local bodies
Shiv Sena : 6 local bodies.
Nagar Panchayat Elections
The BJP came 1st, the Congress emerged 2nd, the NCP stood a close third, the Shiv Sena a distant fourth, while the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was virtually erased in the results of elections to 59 local bodies which were announced here on Monday, November 02, 2015. Even BSP and CPM are individually ahead of MNS. And combined strength of local parties and independents are almost close to Shiv Sena. BJP is 1st and got more than double seats compared to Shiv Sena. Can Shiv Sena still thinks that it is “BAAP” in Maharashtra politics?
Bharatiya Janata Party : 254 Seats
Congress : 233 Seats
Nationalist Congress Party : 196 Seats
Shiv Sena : 123 Seats
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena : 2 Seats
Bahujan Samaj Party : 7 Seats
CPI-M : 3 seats
Local Parties : 46
Independents : 56 Seats
BJP scored big in the Local Body Election 2015. It hardly matters even if media ignores it. While I am about to post this blog news is coming that Shiv Sena and BJP are joining hands in KDMC and they are set to rule KDMC jointly. It is heartening. Here I am listing all the elections held since the Lok Sabha victory of Narendra Modi. ———————————————————————
May 2014 – LOK SABHA [ Won ]
October 2014 – MAHARASHTRA and HARYANA [ Won ]
November / December 2014 – JHARKHAND and JAMMU & KASHMIR [ Won ]
February 2015 – DELHI [ Lost ]
August 2015 – Local Body elections : MADHYA PRADESH, RAJASTHAN and BRUHAT BENGALURU MAHANAGARA PALIKE [ Won ]
September 2015 – Panchayat and Municipal elections : ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS [ Won ]
October 2015 – LADAKH AUTONOMOUS HILL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL [ Won ]
October 2015 – Local Body Elections : GOA [ Won ]
November 2015 – Local Body Elections : MAHARASHTRA [ Won ]
November 2015 – Local Body Elections : KERALA [ To Be Announced ]
November 2015 – BIHAR [ To Be Announced ]
Kerala Local Body Elections and Bihar Assembly elections are going to be announced tomorrow morning. Exit Polls are predicting big victory for BJP. I hope that BJP scores big in the coming Kerala and Bihar elections also. It would be a definite step towards Congress-Mukt-Bharat.
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