While the municipal corporation polls were held yesterday, elections to 27 zilla parishads and 309 Panchayat Samitis were held on 7 February.
In Mumbai, 2,232 candidates were in the fray for 227 electoral wards in the city. Elections were also held yesterday in Thane, Pune,Ulhasnagar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Nashik, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur municipal corporations.
The Shiv Sena-BJP combine rules the country’s richest civic body of Mumbai besides neighbouring Thane (130), Ulhasnagar (78), Nashik (122) and Nagpur (145), whereas Congress controls Amravati (87), the Congress-NCP combine Pune (152) and Solapur (102). NCP holds Pimpri-Chinchwad civic body
(126) and Congress Amravati (87).
Akola municipal corporation has 73 seats and was under Congress-NCP rule but was dissolved by state government last year over financial irregularities.