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 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.