Congress retains Nanded municipal corporation

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Mumbai, Oct 8 (UNI) Congress retained power in the Nanded Municipal corporation in Marathwada region, bagging 38 out of the total 73 seats.

NCP won ten seats, BJP three, Shiv Sena nine, MNS, SP and BSP one each, independents six and others four.

In the by-elections to 22 wards of municipal councils, Congress bagged eight, NCP three, BJP and shiv sena two each and others won seven seats.

By-elections were held for 25 seats in Municipal corporations. NCP won eight, Congress four, BJP and Shiv Sena two each, local fronts and independents nine seats.

Elections to 7788 seats of gram panchayats were also held yesterday, out of which 1307 have been elected unopposed. In 15 districts, voting was more than 80 per cent. A repoll had to be ordered today in three wards in Sangli, Kolhapur and Thane districts due to technical problems. Counting will be held tommorrow.

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