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Shimla Municipal Corporation election:BJP creates history

Simla:17/6/17;For the first time in 26 years, BJP on Saturday created history in the state of Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, by winning 17 out of 34 wards in a close contest. Though it failed to get the majority of 18 members. The main opposition party Congress, which ruled the city for nearly three decades managed to get its 12 candidates elected. One seat is won by CPI-M while three seats were won by independent candidates. In the voting held on Friday, the city saw a turnout of nearly 52,000 out of the total 91,000 electorate to elect the new civic body. In the oldest municipal corporation in the country, Tibetans also exercised their franchise in the elections.

The main competition was between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. The BJP has supported 34 candidates, the Congress 27 and the CPI-M 22 candidates. The Congress party in Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) was ruling for 26 years in a row till the last elections.

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