Sharad Pawar's Party Wins Maharashtra's Sangli Mayor Polls
In a major shock to the BJP, the NCP on Tuesday managed to elect its mayor for the Sangli Miraj Kupwad Municipal Corporation, which was ruled by the saffron party.
The NCP's Digvijay Suryawanshi was elected as the mayor of the civic body, after five BJP corporators voted in favour of him.
"There are 78 members in the civic body. During the election, the NCP candidate bagged 39 votes, while the BJP's Dhiraj Suryawanshi got 36 votes," the NCP's district president Sanjay Bajaj said.
At least five BJP corporators voted in favour of the NCP candidate, while two abstained from voting, he said.