Counting starts, Shiv Sena leading on 43 seats

 Mumbai
Counting starts, Shiv Sena leading on 43 seats
Counting starts, Shiv Sena leading on 43 seats
Counting starts, Shiv Sena leading on 43 seats
Counting starts, Shiv Sena leading on 43 seats
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The fate of 2275 candidates contesting the 227 seats in the BMC will be decided today, as counting gets underway at 23 counting centres across the city.

The results are likely to be clear by 2 pm. This is the first time that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, two of the city's most prominent political parties, both claiming to support the 'Marathi' manoos, are contesting the civic elections on their own strength. Touted as 'mini assembly' elections, the BMC election results will have far reaching impact on the state of politics in Maharashtra.

Elections to 227 wards in Mumbai city and suburbs were held on Tuesday, and a whopping 55 per cent of the electorate turned out to cast votes. 2275 candidates are in the fray for the 227 seats.

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