Congress, the primary opposition social gathering, gained solely 55 seats throughout all 6 native our bodies. It had gained 176 seats within the 2016 elections
The BJP on Tuesday swept elections to 6 municipal firms in Gujarat by profitable 483 out of 576 seats, whereas Congress, the primary Opposition social gathering within the state misplaced appreciable floor to new entrants Aam Aadmi Party and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.
The ruling social gathering retained energy in all of the six municipal firms within the state — Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. The polls had been held on 21 February.
Congress obtained a drubbing, because it gained solely 55 seats and failed even to open its account in Surat.
On the opposite hand, the AAP put up an spectacular present by profitable 27 seats, all in Surat, and emerged as the primary opposition within the Surat Municipal Corporation.
The AAP had for the primary time fielded 470 candidates throughout all six firms. The BJP gained 159 out of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 68 out of 72 seats in Rajkot, 50 out of 64 seats in Jamnagar, 44 out of 52 seats in Bhavnagar, 69 out of 76 seats in Vadodara and 93 out of 120 seats in Surat.
Congress, then again, gained seats in single-digit in three firms and drew a clean in Surat. The social gathering gained 25 seats in Ahmedabad, 4 in Rajkot,
11 in Jamnagar, eight in Bhavnagar and 7 in Vadodara.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, which additionally contested native physique polls in Gujarat for the primary time, gained seven seats in Ahmedabad’s Muslim-dominated Jamalpur and Maktampura wards.
Three candidates of the Bahujan Samaj Party gained in Jamnagar, whereas an unbiased candidate gained solely in Ahmedabad.
A complete of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat have been up for grabs.
The BJP had gained 389 seats and Congress 176 throughout these six municipal firms within the 2016 elections. The saffron social gathering gained 94 seats whereas Congress misplaced
121 seats this time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the victory “very special” and stated for a celebration that has been serving in a state for over 20 years to report such an outstanding win is noteworthy.
He stated the outcomes of municipal elections clearly present the unwavering religion individuals have in politics of growth and good governance.
Thank you Gujarat!
Results of municipal elections throughout the state clearly present the unwavering religion individuals have in direction of politics of growth and good governance.
Grateful to the individuals of the state for trusting BJP but once more.
Always an honour to serve Gujarat.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 23, 2021
Home Minister Amit Shah stated, “Municipal corporation poll results show that Gujarat has again established itself as BJP’s stronghold. BJP continues to carry out the ‘vikas yatra’ started in the leadership of Modi Ji. Today’s results are one of the best results in Gujarat.”
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel expressed gratitude to the voters and BJP staff for the outcomes.
“The grand victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the elections of six municipal corporations is the victory of the people of Gujarat. “This is a grand victory of the politics of growth began by Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi,” tweeted Rupani in Gujarati.
The individuals of Gujarat have offered “a subject” to political analysts who can examine how the idea of anti-incumbency doesn’t apply within the state, he stated.
“Many thanks and congratulations to all the winning candidates, BJP office-bearers, workers and the voters of Gujarat for the glorious victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in the elections,” tweeted Nitin Patel.
Celebrations have been underway within the AAP camp as effectively.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal introduced that he’ll maintain a roadshow on 26 February in Surat, the place his social gathering registered spectacular positive aspects within the civic physique polls.
In a tweet in Hindi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief thanked the individuals of Gujarat for ushering in an period of “new politics” within the state.
He added that the individuals of Gujarat have voted for the politics of labor as they’re fed up with the politics of the BJP and Congress.
“The people of Gujarat wanted an alternative and the AAP has emerged as a key alternative to the present parties. Now the upcoming Assembly election will be fought between the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP,” the chief minister stated.
His deputy Manish Sisodia additionally took to Twitter, saying, “The kind of love and support the people of Gujarat have shown, heartfelt thanks to each voter. All of us will work together towards ‘kam ki rajneeti‘ (politics of work).”
“We will raise public issues on the streets as well as in the Assembly. The people of Surat have done a great job. The people of Gujarat are upset with the BJP, they do not trust the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party has emerged as their only hope,” he stated in a press release.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi addressed a public assembly in Gujarat’s Godhra and Modasa.
Meanwhile, there was no official assertion from Congress nationwide management on the time of writing the article.
Earlier within the day, Congress cadres had stormed the counting middle in Surat, in line with News18 Gujarat. The social gathering had alleged that the seals of the EVM machines have been damaged at Ward 26 Godadra Dindoli in Surat. It had additionally been alleged that the machines have been changed.
In a separate incident, Congress staff, offended on the social gathering not profitable a single seat in Surat, created ruckus on the workplace within the metropolis. They burned the effigies of Congress’ metropolis leaders Babu Raika and Kadir Pirzada, News18 reported.
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