Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: BJP to retain power across in all six municipal corporations – The Indian Express

Celebrations outside a counting centre in Ahmedabad (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Counting of votes for 575 seats in six municipal corporations — Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar — of Gujarat is underway amid heavy security and strict COVID-19 protocols.

As per the latest data, the BJP is appearing on course to retain power in six municipal corporations, winning 451 of the total 575 seats. While Congress has won 44 of the declared seats so far, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, made impressive inroads by winning 19 seats so far.

All these bodies are currently governed by the BJP. While the BJP has an upper hand in elections to urban local bodies, this time, several senior and multiple-term corporators were denied tickets, leading to disquiet in the party. With Assembly elections due next year, these elections will provide an indicator of the voters’ mood.

“Today’s win across Gujarat is very special. For a party that is serving in a state for over two decades to record such a phenomenal win is noteworthy. It is heartening to see widespread support from all sections of society, particularly the youth of Gujarat towards BJP,” PM Modi said in a tweet.

Reacting to the victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “I would like to appreciate the efforts of each and every Karyakarta of Gujarat BJP, who reached out to people and elaborated on our Party’s vision for the state.” 

“The Gujarat government’s pro-people policies have positively impacted the entire state,” he added.

“Results of municipal elections across the state clearly show the unwavering faith people have towards politics of development and good governance,” PM Narendra Modi said on the civic poll results. “Grateful to the people of the state for trusting BJP yet again,” he added.

As per the latest data, the BJP is appearing on course to retain power in six municipal corporations, winning 451 of the total 575 seats. While Congress has won 44 of the declared seats so far, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, made impressive inroads by winning 19 seats so far.

The BJP is appearing on course to retain power in six municipal corporations, winning 409 of the 474 seats where results were declared till evening, PTI reported. Polling for 576 seats in Ahmedabad and five other civic corporations was held on February 21. The counting of votes began on Tuesday morning and is still underway.

BJP has retained power in Jamnagar by winning 50 out of 64 seats of the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation and reducing Congress to just 11 seats. The BSP has won the remaining three seats. Back in 2015, BJP had won 38 seats and Congress 24 seats.

*The BJP has retained its power in Rajkot after the party won 52 out of 72 seats. Meanwhile, Congress has managed to win only 4 seats so far.

*In the 2015 election, BJP had won 38 seats and Congress 34 seats.

*Saving grace for Congress so far has been the victory of Leader of Opposition Vashram Sagathiya and three other fellow Congress candidates from Ward No.15 of Rajkot Municipal Corporation.

*Former leader of opposition and senior Congress corporator Atul Rajani also lost election from Ward No.2 of Rajkot Municipal Corporation.

The BJP has retained its power in Rajkot after the party won 52 out of 72 seats. The Congress has managed to win only 4 seats so far.

The BJP on Tuesday won Ahmedabad’s Khadia ward– a saffron bastion since 1972. The party had replaced all the four sitting councillors with an entirely new panel of candidates. 

Gujarat BJP has announced a public function to celebrate its victory in the municipal corporation elections at its Ahmedabad party office in the evening. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy CM Nitin Patel and Gujarat BJP party chief C R Patil will be present.

In all, BJP has so far won 24 seats out of 72 in Rajkot, 32 out of 64 in Jamnagar and 15 out of 52 seats in Bhavanagar. Congress tally is nil, six and five respectively. BJP now needs just one more seat to retain power in Jamnagar.

Ashok Dangar, president of Rajkot city unit of Congress loses election from Ward No.17 of Rajkot Municipal Corporation. Atul Rajani, the senior most Congress corporator in RMC is also trailing to his BJP rivals in Ward No.2

Vadodara BJP has won 45 seats of 76 seats so far, also winning the VMC for the fourth consecutive term. The required majority is 39. Congress has won 7 seats. In 2015, BJP had won 58 of 76 seats, Congress won 14 and 4 were won by the Rashtriya Samaj Paksh (RSP), which was led by Rajesh Ayare, who had parted ways with the BJP in the same year.

Mid-term VMC bypolls following the death of a Congress corporator in Ward 13 took the BJP tally to 59 and reduced the Congress tally to 13. Rajesh Ayare has returned to the BJP fold this time

Notwithstanding the falling daily numbers of new infections, political parties feared low turnouts. In their campaigns, leaders have been urging voters to participate enthusiastically in the elections. One of the BJP’s star campaigners, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has been grounded after he caught the virus. The Chief Minister is due to vote following Covid protocols in his home town of Rajkot on Sunday.

Besides the wider issues of Ram Mandir, abrogation of Article 370, farm Bills, and the Balakot air strike, the BJP has also been talking about its management of the epidemic and vaccination.

BJP has won 16 seats in Rajkot so far. In  Jamnagar, BJP has won 18 seats so far while Congress and BSP have won three each.

BJP wins 11 seats in Bhavanagar Municipal Corporation. Congress has won 5 so far

Celebrations outside counting centre in Ahmedabad

Congress retains all four wards in Ahmedabad’s Danilinda ward 

BJP wins 17 seats in Vadodara, while Congress has managed to grab seven. 

  • Ahmedabad: 192
  • Surat: 120
  • Vadodara: 76
  • Rajkot: 72
  • Jamnagar: 64
  • Bhavnagar: 52

Gujarat Civic Polls 2021 LIVE Updates: Voting underway, 2,276 candidates in fray

Gujarat Civic Polls 2021 LIVE Updates: Voting underway, 2,276 candidates in fray A woman leaves a voting centre in Naranpura, Ahmedabad on Sunday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Voting for general elections to six municipal corporations in the state – Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar – saw a tardy pace and low turnout on Sunday.

As per the official website of the Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC), the six municipal corporations reported an average 43% voting. State Election Commissioner Sanjay Prasad said that polling has finished peacefully without any major untoward incident.

Ahmedabad saw the lowest voters’ turnout at 39.54% while Jamnagar witnessed the highest turnout of 52.49%. Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara and Surat, Jamnagar registers highest turnout, Ahmedabad lowest witnessed 47.27%, 46.67%, 45.48% and 45.09% voting respectively.

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