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Mumbai, Oct 12: The election results of Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation will be declared today. The counting of votes for the Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation election results 2017 began at 10 am and Indi.com is getting you Live updates on the trends and results. Polling for the 81 seats of the Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation was held on Wednesday. A total of 578 candidates are in the poll fray. We will be updating live on Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation election results. Stay connected with us to get instant updates on Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation election results. (Watch: Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation Election Results Live Streaming)

The Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation is currently controlled by the Congress. In 2012, the Congress had won 41 wards. Shiv Sena with 12 seats was a distant second, followed by Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Muslimeen (AIMIM) with 11 seats. While the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) won 10 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could bag just two seats. Out of 81 seats, 41 seats are reserved for women candidates, 15 seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, 2 for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 22 seats for Backward Class communities. (Click here for the winners list)

The election results of Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation is viewed as a litmus test for the former Maharashtra Chief Minister and current state Congress unit president Ashok Chavan, whose father late Shankarrao Chavan had nurtured the constituency over years. During the campaigning, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis attacked Congress as well as Shiv Sena. The BJP said voting for the Shiv Sena would mean bringing the Congress to power as the two parties had joined hands in Aurangabad Municipal Corporation polls.

Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM contested the Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation election in alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Nanded urban has more than 45 per cent population of Dalit-Muslim voters, which may favour the AIMIM-BSP alliance. Besides holding rallies, Owaisi also took out a door-to-door campaign in Nanded.