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BJP gains ground, Congress suffers setback:

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Results for 18 Municipal Councils and 8 Nagar Panchayats pour in;

With the counting of ballots getting underway since today morning, results for the 18 Municipal Councils and 8 Nagar Panchayats are starting to pour in for the election carried out on the 11th of this month at a total of 587 polling stations with 2,36,302 voters to elect representatives of 279 wards and 558 Ward Development Committee members. The results till the time of filing this report indicates a big leap for the BJP, with Mayang Imphal Municipal Council witnessing a huge win for the party with 6 candidates winning out of 9 nominations in 13 wards contested, while 2 BJP-supported independent candidates also won. Congress maintains their stronghold at Andro Nagar Panchayat with 9 wins while BJP managed 3 wins. Lamlai Municipal Council also mirrors the change with BJP winning in ward nos. 1, 3 and 6 with Congress winning at ward no 4. Ward no 5 was declared a draw with BJP and Congress securing 171 votes each. Decision for a Postal ballot is awaiting presently. Mayang Imphal which is the constituency of the Works Minister suffered a big setback with Congress managing only 2 wins while BJP managed a coup of sorts winning 7 and helping 4 independents with the support of the party to victory of the 13 wards contested. Bishnupur registered 8 wins for Congress while BJP had to settle for 4 wins. 6 BJP, 2 Congress and 1 independent registered wins for Nambol Municipal council.
Kakching Khunou, the stronghold of ex-Works Minister and sitting MLA Ranjit also suffered heavy casualty with BJP getting the better in 6 wards while 2 independents and a lone INC victory completes the tally. Of the 12 wards contested at Kakching MC, ward no 1 gi INC Mayanglambam Memcha Devi of INC beat Sh Tondon Devi of BJP at ward no1.

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