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Maharashtra gram panchayat polls: BJP victory proof of support for development agenda, says Modi

'Wonderful victory of @BJP4Maharashtra in rural areas shows the unwavering support of the farmers, youth & poor for BJP's development agenda,' Modi tweeted.? Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 10, 2017, 08.03 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the BJP's victory in the Maharashtra gram panchayat was proof of support for the party's development agenda. 

"Wonderful victory of @BJP4Maharashtra in rural areas shows the unwavering support of the farmers, youth & poor for BJP's development agenda," Modi tweeted. 

He also congratulated Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Raosaheb Danve for the "impressive performance". 

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Fadnavis wrote back saying, "It is the victory of people’s faith on your strong leadership & vision of taking development to the last man." 

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The DNA newspaper reported that the results of 2,974 panchayats out of 3,884 were declared on Monday. 

It added that the BJP had won 1,457 of the contests, followed by the Congress (301), the Shiv Sena (222), and the Nationalist Congress Party (194). 

The BJP has of late come under severe flak for the slowdown in the economy, and over the farmer loan issue. 

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