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Ahmedabad: BJP has registered yet another massive win!


After shinning in the Maharashtra civic polls on Monday, BJP on Tuesday won the municipal and district panchayat elections in PM Narendra Modi's home-state Gujarat.

Details of results

BJP swept local bodies elections by capturing 107 seats out of total 123 seats which went for polls in different parts of the state.

The party won in two municipalities and one taluka panchayat along with majority seats of various other local bodies on which voting was held on Sunday.

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Severe defeat for Congress

Putting a dismal performance ahead of the Assembly polls due next year, the Congress manged to capture only 16 seats in this election.

Other details

As per the final result declared by the Gujarat State Election Commission, BJP has registered victory in Vapi municipality of Valsad district by capturing 41 out of total 44 seats. Only three seats went to Congress. Vapi municipality was earlier held by BJP.

Similarly, BJP made a near clean sweep in the polls to Kanakpur-Kansad municipality of Surat, where it captured 27 out of 28 seats, leaving only one to Congress. It was also held by BJP earlier.

In Rajkot, BJP snatched Gondal taluka panchayat, which went for mid-term poll, from Congress by winning 18 out of total 22 seats. Congress settled for only four. Earlier, Congress was ruling Gondal taluka panchayat.

Apart from these three elections, Gujarat SEC conducted by-elections on 29 seats of various municipalities, taluka panchayats and district panchayats across the state. The bypolls were necessitated as these seats fell vacant due to various reasons.

Out of total 16 seats of different municipalities, BJP bagged 14 while Congress has to settle for only two. Out of the total four seats of district panchayats, both the parties bagged two each. In the taluka panchayat by-polls, BJP won on five out of total nine while Congress captured four seats.



PM Narendra Modi congratulates party, people

Reacting to BJP's win, PM Narendra Modi said that the Gujarat bypolls result illustrates that people want all-round progress of the nation and will not tolerate corruption and mis-governance.

"I salute people of Gujarat for continued trust in BJP. BJP`s great win in local polls shows people`s strong faith in development politics. These results across India illustrate that people want all-round progress of the nation and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Congratulating the state party unit, the Prime Minister Modi also thanked the people of Gujarat for showing faith in the party.


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