Mumbai, Nov 29: With the BJP emerging as a major gainer in the first phase of municipal council polls in Maharashtra, party chief Amit Shah has said that it should serve as a "wake up" call for the opposition, which is misleading people on the issue of demonetisation.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the single largest party winning 851 seats in the Maharashtra municipal council polls conducted in 164 civic bodies which includes 147 municipal councils and 17 nagar panchayats.
Shiv Sena stood fourth in the tally winning 514 seats, behind Congress which won 643 seats and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) winning 638 seats.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) won 16 seats, CPM won 12 , BSP 9 seats and others won 708 seats.
Maharashtra result should be a wakeup call for opposition attempting to mislead people on #Demonetisation, a decision in national interest.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 28, 2016
I thank people of Maharashtra for placing their faith in BJP in local body polls. This is a win for pro-poor & development politics of BJP.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 28, 2016
Results for 3510 out of total 3733 seats of councillors and municipal council presidents have been declared so far.