Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 LIVE: BJP sweeps Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar; Congress routed

Elections to 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats are scheduled on February 28.

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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 58 seats in the elections for six municipal corporations in Gujarat, while Congress has maintained a lead in eight seats, as per initial trends.

The BJP is leading Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj and Navrangpura wards in the local body polls.

On the other hand, Congress is leading in Dariapur and Chandkheda wards, while the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is leading in Behrampura ward.

The six civic bodies — Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar — were being ruled by the BJP.
The counting of votes in Gujarat local body polls that were held on Sunday, had begun at 9 am on Tuesday.

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BJP sweeps Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar; Congress routed

As per initial trends, BJP is leading in Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj & Navrangpura wards, Congress leads in Dariapur & Chandkheda wards and AIMIM is leading in Behrampura; BJP is leading in 58 seats & Congress in 8 seats

Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent, while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent, followed by 50.72 per cent in Rajkot, 49.46 per cent in Bhavnagar, 47.84 per cent in Vadodara and 47.14 per cent in Surat. Of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these major cities of Gujarat, 52.83 lakh had cast their ballots, the SEC said in a release.

Elections to 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats are scheduled on February 28.

“The results for six municipal corporations will be declared on February 23, while results of 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats results are scheduled to be declared on March 2,” the SEC had said.

The Union Home Minister cast his vote at Naranpura Sub Zonal Office in Ahmedabad, along with his family members on Sunday. He also expressed confidence that the people of the state will establish Gujarat as the stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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