After the civic body elections in the final phase, the counting was started soon. The 2,275 candidates from 227 wards of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) were sealed at 10am on Thursady.
Sson after the voting concluded in 7,304 booths on 21st February, total of 7,743 EVM’S were sealed and kept under the supervisions of the state guards and other security agencies.
The EVM’s were counted in 23 centres across the city.
Teh state election commission has spent more than INR 95 Crore on the BMC elections. There were total of 2275 candidates for the elections out of which 1,190 were male and 1,084 were female. A political party or alloance need atleast 114 corporators to prove majority in the municipal corporation.
Though the traditional allies, teh BJP and Shiv Sena fought the elections solo, there were speculations that the party mat form a post-poll alliance.
Total wards: 227
Total Candidates: 2,2275
Male Candidates: 1,190
Female Candidates: 1,084
Male Voters: 50,30,361
Women Voters: 41,49,749
Transgender Voters: 381
Average voters in wards: 40,442
Total booth place: 1,152
Total booths: 7,304
Employees for voting: 42,749
Voting Machines: 7,343
Total expenses: 94,90,50,000
After the counting of the results, Sharad Pawar’s NCP and Raj Thackeray’s MNS The result is likely to impact the relations between the two parties. It will also have a bearing on the other parties in the fray such as Congress – which today won just 31 seats in Mumbai.
Out of teh 227 seats, Shiv Sena is won 84 seats, BJP+ got 82 votes, Congress wins 31 seats, MNS wins 7 seats and Other wins 23 seats.
There is no total majority given by the voters. seeing these results, Shiv Sena and BJP+ are likely to join hands.