Mumbai, June 24: Bypolls for zilla parishad, panchayat samiti and municipal corporation seats in Maharashtra were held on Sunday. The results of the same would be declared by the State Election Commission (SEC) today. The counting of votes is slated to begin at 10:00am. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates of Maharashtra zilla parishad, panchayat samiti, municipal corporation by-elections 2019 results.
A total of 9 zilla parishad seats and 16 panchayat samiti seats were contested in the bypolls held in the seven districts of Raigad, Pune, Hingoli, Ahmednagar, Wardha, Bhandara and Gondia. Ruckus at BSP Meeting in Maharashtra; Party Workers Hurl Chairs And Abuses at Each Other, Watch Video
Apart from the rural civic seats, by-elections were also held for 15 vacant seats spread across the municipal corporations of Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Malegaon, Parbhani and Chandrapur.
The micro-level polls comes around four months before the assembly elections in Maharashtra, expected to be held in around October-November. The results today would reflect the cadre-level readiness of the four major political parties in the state -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The BJP-Sena combine, which is ruling Maharashtra in a coalition for the last 5 years, has formed a pre-poll pact to contest the upcoming elections. The alliance has set a target of 220+.