No major swing in vote share -
Ambika Pandit, Times of India
The total polling percentage for the civic elections in the city may have gone up from 42.78% in 2007 to 53.95% this time but there is no major swing in the vote share of the main political parties. The BJP got an overall vote share of 37.71%, Congress 30.54%, and BSP 9.9%. Compare this with the 2007 figures of BJP (36.17%), Congress (29.17%) and BSP (9.87%) and you get the picture. The independents got a vote share of 14.23%. The BJP, which won in the North and East corporations by a clear majority, has had to take the support of nine independents to reach the majority of 53 in South. The BSP with 9.9% votes remained the primary spoiler like last time across the corporations, along with these independents.