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Congress gets mayor post in all 10 municipal corporations

The ruling Congress on Friday captured the mayoral posts in all 10 municipal corporations in Chhattisgarh.

Elections for 151 urban bodies, comprising 10 municipal corporations, 38 municipal councils and 103 nagar panchayats, were held on December 21, and the Congress had managed to win 1283 of 2834 wards. The BJP had won 1131 wards.

Of the 10 municipal corporations, the Congress had got a majority in Jagdalpur, Chirmiri and Ambikapur.

In seven others, namely Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg , Rajnandgaon, Raigarh, Dhamtari, Korba, the Congress managed to install its mayor after garnering support from Independents.

In nine of these corporations, the Congress had won more wards than the BJP, with the latter having an upper hand only in Korba.

The Congress Rajkishore Prasad was elected mayor of Korba on Friday, getting 36 votes against 33 by the BJPs Ritu Chourasia. - Posted on : 12-January-2020

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