The Congress described as an "eyewash" the raids by agencies in the Rs 11,400-crore PNB bank fraud and said the PM and the finance minister should answer the country.
"The BJP has won 47 municipalities, the Congress 16, the NCP and BSP one each," State Election Commissioner said.
Merkel put forward her close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to take over as secretary general of her CDU, party sources said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the BJP for "boasting" about its new party office in Delhi and said a political party should be humble in its approach.
PM Modi lashed out at Karnataka's Siddaramaiah government over corruption, saying new scams and charges of graft were surfacing "every day" under its watch.