Maharashtra News: The first electoral victory of the state’s ruling coalition after assuming power in June this year is being welcomed by the workers. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Eknath Shinde The K Shiv Sena faction has won 299 sarpanch seats out of a total of 581 in the gram panchayat elections. Of the sarpanches who won, 259 were from the BJP, while 40 were from the Shinde Sena. Its results were declared on Monday.
BJP state president Chandrashekhar Bawankule said, “BJP-Shinde Sena was ahead of its rivals NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray.” This was the first direct election for sarpanch after the Shinde-Fadnavis government passed a law in this regard in the state assembly.
Opposition opposed direct elections
In the monsoon session held last month, the state government’s announcement of direct elections for sarpanch posts was opposed by the MVA (Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi) parties on the floor of the House. The State Election Commission said that 76 per cent voting was recorded in the elections of gram panchayats and sarpanches in 51 taluks of 17 districts. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state president Jayant Patil said, “BJP’s conspiracy behind holding sarpanch elections was to control village panchayats. But when it comes to gram panchayat members, the NCP is the single largest party.
CM Shinde said this about the victory
However, the reports from the districts showed the BJP as the number one party after the NCP. The Congress was seen in the third position while the Thackeray Sena was pushed to the fourth position. Chief Minister Shinde described the victory of the BJP-Shinde Sena as the mandate of the new coalition government in Maharashtra. “People have accepted the change in the state and it is clearly reflected in the results,” he said. Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said, “The victory of the BJP-Shinde alliance shows the faith of the people in the new government. He has wholeheartedly accepted the government led by CM Shinde. The winning streak of BJP-Shinde will continue in all the coming elections.