Mumbai, Apr 21: Counting of votes for Latur Municipal Corporation Election Results 2017 will begin at 10 AM today. Stakes are high for Congress that rules the Latur Municipal Corporation, while Bharatiya Janata Party will try to wrest power. Polling for Latur Municipal Corporation (LMC) was held on April 19. As many as 407 candidates are trying their luck in Latur Municipal Corporation elections 2017. We will be updating live on Latur Municipal Corporation election results 2017. Catch the live updates on Latur Municipal Corporation election results here.
In Latur Municipal Corporation elections, it will a test of political clout for BJP leader and state minister Sambhajirao Nilangekar and the local Congress MLA Amit Deshmukh. Congress, which controls the corporation, had got a drubbing in the recent local body polls in Latur district. Latur has 2.78 lakh voters and recorded 60 per cent voting. In 2012 Latur Municipal Corporation elections, Congress had won 49 wards, while the NCP bagged 13. Shiv Sena had won 6 wards.
Besides Latur Municipal Corporation elections, counting of votes for Chandrapur and Parbhani municipal corporations will also take place today. The elections to three municipal corporations are considered as an acid test for the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress and the NCP. A total of 1,285 candidates are in the fray for the 201 seats in the three municipal corporations, whose fate will be decided by 7.93 lakh voters across 1,038 polling stations.