MUMBAI: Polling in three municipal corporations – Chandrapur, Latur and Parbhani – in Maharashtra were conducted on Wednesday. The stakes are especially high for the ruling BJP as it is not in power in any of these three corporations and is looking to make inroads.
Chandrapur is the home turf of senior BJP leader and Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar. At present Congress is in power in this 66-member civic body. As many as 460 candidates are in the fray. In the 70-member Latur corporation, it will a test of political clout for BJP leader and state minister Sambhajirao Nilangekar and the local Congress MLA Amit Deshmukh.