Maharashtra civic polls result proves people support demonetisation: Gadkari

| Updated: Feb 23, 2017 23:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): While congratulating Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for the outstanding result in the Municipality Maharashtra Civic polls, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the result proves that the people have backed the decision of demonetisation of high-value currency taken by the government. "I would like to congratulate Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the BJP workers for the tremendous support. Even after demonetisation the people have supported us in this election. The trust that has been shown by the people is due to the development work done by the BJP government," said Gadkari. He further said that the amazing result in the state civic polls proves that the people believe that the BJP Government can do much more for their betterment. The Shiv Sena seems to be marching ahead in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls as the party has secured 84 seats out of 227. Right behind the Uddhav Thackeray led -party is the BJP which has won 80 seats. However, the Congress Party has suffered a major setback as the grand old party was only able to win 31 seats. Apart from that, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has won seven seats, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has nine, and Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) secured five wards in the Solapur Municipal Corporation. Meanwhile, BJP leader Pankaja Munde has offered to resign after the party lost eight out of 10 seats in Parli, a stronghold of the BJP. Similarly, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has also tendered his resignation following the party's loss in the Mumbai civic polls. (ANI)