Mumbai, Reversing the trend of losses and more losses, the Congress Party beat BJP and Shiv Sena coalition in the third round of Maharashtra civic polls.
Despite fighting the elections alone, the Congress Party that has suffered string of losses in the recent past made some crucial gains in Maharashtra civic polls.
The Congress party bagged the presidentship of eight municipal councils of the total 18 civic bodies as results were announced here on Monday.
Of the other municipal councils where elections were held held, the ruling coalition’s head Bharatiya Janata Party bagged seven presidentships, while Shiv Sena scored a zero.
The Nationalist Congress Party bagged one council presidentship and the other two were bagged by an independent and a regional party. The third phase of the ongoing civic body elections in Maharashtra were held Sunday in Aurangabad (three councils), Nanded (nine councils and two Nagar Panchayats), Bhandara (four) and Gadchiroli (two).
Many analysts believe that the Congress and the NCP combine might have won the municipal elections comprehensively.