BJP sweeps local body elections in Goa

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)

Ruling BJP has swept local body elections in Goa. In Panaji Corporation, the party has won 25 of 30 wards.

BJP has also won many wards in other councils. Polling for six municipal councils, 30 wards of Corporation of City of Panaji, a Zilla panchayat, and 22 panchayat took place on Saturday. The six civic bodies that went to polls last Saturday are Canacona, Curchorem-Cacora, Bicholim, Cuncolim, Valpoi and Pernem.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked people of Goa for the continuous support to BJP. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, the results of the Municipal Elections 2021 in the state shows the people’s appreciation towards the Party’s development agenda. He lauded all hardworking BJP workers who went among people and worked hard during the campaign.

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