In the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation ( KDMC) polls, Shiv Sena emerged as the single largest winning party, and was able to bag 52 seats, even though it fell short of 10 seats, required to attain majority.
‘Let bygones be bygones’, is the comment made by Sena to ally BJP, in its editorial, ‘Saamna’. Sena is focused on the development of Kalyan now.
Uddhav Thackrey made statements just after the results came in declaring the Sena’s success in winning the people’s confidence, unlike their ally BJP, used the entire Maharashtra cabinet (including chief minister Devendra Fadnavis) as a means to campaign for the candidates of the NDA.
BJP closely followed Sena by winning 42 seats, more than the number they had won in 2010. The Congress and NCP took a bad fall, from 30 to just 4 seats, while the MNS went from being the second largest party with with 27 corporators to a paltry 9.
By the evening, the Sena had started celebrating their win of 10 more seats, in comparison to the BJP. They are now left with two options, either to tie up with their major ally BJP or to mend differences by coping with the MNS.
Some reports have said that that they are already negotiating with the Raj Thackrey led-MNS.