BJP sweeps all six Municipal Corporation elections in Gujarat

DARJEELING, INDIA - APRIL 10: Supporters wearing masks of BJP Prime Minister candidate Narendra Modi during his election rally at Siliguri on April 10, 2014 in Darjeeling, India. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in worlds biggest election, in which the battle is between pro-business Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi against the Nehru-Gandhi familys unpopular ruling Congress party. (Photo by Bikram Sashanker/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has retained power in all the six municipal corporations of Gujarat namely Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar. Counting of votes for the six municipal corporations conducted peacefully in the state yesterday.

Out of the total 575 seats of the six municipal corporations, BJP emerged victorious in 482 seats while Congress got 55 seats. Aam Aadmi Party which contested Civic polls for the first time in the state got a massive victory in Surat. The party won 27 seats, all in Surat.

Bahujan Samaj Party got 3 seats while 1 seat was won by an independent candidate. Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, which also contested local body polls in the state for the first time, won seven seats in Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Chief minister Vijay Rupani thanked voters for their trust in BJP after the party’s victory in civic polls. In the by polls for two seats of Junagadh municipal corporation, both Congress and BJP won one seat each. Rallies were organised by BJP workers across all major cities yesterday.

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