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Shiv Sena, BJP supporters clash in Mumbai


Mumbai, Feb 23: The supporters of Shiv Sena and BJP on Thursday clashed after some Sena activists burst firecrackers outside the BJP office at Dadar in Central Mumbai as trends for the BMC polls started pouring-in, police said.

Shiv Sena

Some Shiv Sena workers, who were celebrating the party's lead in the BMC polls, burst firecrackers outside the BJP's office on Dadasaheb Phalke Marg in Dadar at around 1 pm, leading to a clash between supporters of the two parties, a police official said.

Parties BMC election result 2017 2012
Shiv Sena 84 75
Bharatiya Janata Party 82 31
Congress 31 52
NCP 09 13
MNS 07 28
Others 14 28
Total won 227/227 227/227

The incident led to chaos in the area for some time as both the sides raised slogans against each other, he said.

The Bhoiwada police personnel, who were on bandobast duty, intervened and asked the Sena workers to vacate the area in front of the BJP office, he said. Later, the situation in the area became normal, he added.

Elections to 10 municipal corporations across Maharashtra were held on Tuesday and witnessed a turnout of 56 percent. Voter turnout for the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was 55 percent.

Apart from Mumbai, the municipal corporations which went to the polls were Thane, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur.


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