Mumbai: Will the BMC elections 2017 be won by the BJP, Shiv Sena or the Congress? Who will emerge victorious is the topic of discussion across not just the metropolis or the state, but across the nation? It will have great implication for the future of the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the state.
The city saw highest polling in the local elections in the last more than two decades. The BJP, following the high voting percentage said that it is a vote against the Shiv Sena, while the Sena said that people have come out in large number to support the ‘excellent’ performance by the Party.
Shiv Sena, that talks of Marathi manoos and the rights of locals in the election, has run an out and out an anti-BJP campaign. While there are signs that the Sena may emerge as the largest party, there are not many who believe that it will be able to form government on its own. There are some people who believe that the Congress party may emerge as the largest beneficiary of the saffron vote split in the BMC polls 2017.
In the meantime, latest exit polls suggest that it will be a close fight between the Shiv Sena and the BJP, with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena, which has been ruling the civic body for the past 25 years, leading by a slight margin. The India Today-Axis exit poll survey released on Tuesday evening indicated a close contest. The Sena was predicted to get 86 to 92 seats and BJP, which successfully took over the space of the opposition after the allies snapped ties this year, was a close second with 80 to 88 seats. The Congress would be a distant third with 30 to 34 seats, the poll said.
On the other hand, another channel also said that Shiv sena will emerge on top as single largest party. Zee 24 Taas said that 90-96 seats for the Sena, 78-82 to the BJP and 27-30 for the Congress. Both the polls say the fight was between Sena and BJP. The Congress could be a distant third and Raj Thackeray’s MNS is reduced to a single digit.
How many seats AIMIM will get in BMC elections 2017? The exit polls didn’t give a figure, but it will be three to five according to analysts. Asaduddin Owaisi’s party may not see the