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Gujarat: BJP retains all 6 municipal firms, AAP makes debut in Surat

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Gujarat: BJP retains all 6 municipal corporations, AAP makes debut in Surat


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The BJP has continued its spectacular electoral victories with the lately held municipal firms in six cities in Gujarat. The saffron social gathering has secured a transparent majority in Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Rajkot and Bhavnagar municipal company elections.
A complete of 576 seats—72 seats in Rajkot, 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 52 in Bhavnagar, 64 in Jamnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat went to the polls within the elections that had been held on February 21. As per the newest figures, BJP has gained over 483 seats whereas the Congress social gathering managed to rack up solely 44 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party made spectacular inroads by successful 27 seats.
In Rajkot, the BJP registered a landslide victory, successful 68 of the 72 seats, with Congress successful solely 4 seats. In Jamnagar, BJP retained energy by successful 50 out of 64 seats of the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation whereas Congress bagged simply 11 seats. The BSP has gained the remaining three seats. Back in 2015, BJP had gained 38 seats and Congress 24 seats.
As per the outcomes introduced to date, BJP has gained 159 out of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 44 out of 52 seats in Bhavnagar, 68 out of 72 seats in Vadodara, and 93 out of 120 seats in Surat. Congress gained 14 seats in Ahmedabad, 4 in Rajkot, 11 in Jamnagar, 8 in Bhavnagar, and seven in Vadodara. The grand outdated social gathering drew a zero within the Surat Municipal Corporation elections whereas the brand new entrant AAP secured 8 seats.
Home Minister Amit Shah said that Congress has misplaced deposits in lots of seats and has come third or fourth in lots of seats. The voters in Gujarat have despatched a transparent message to the Congress. He added that the BJP’s win in over 85% seats is a transparent victory of its functioning and ideas.
#WATCH | Congress has misplaced deposits on so many seats & come third & 4th on many others. By giving solely 44 seats, individuals have despatched a message to Congress leaders to do self-introspection. BJP's win on over 85% seats is a victory of BJP govts' functioning & its ideas:HM Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/Qcp8wqBqqG— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2021
According to the State Election Commission(SEC), a median 46.1 per cent voter turnout was recorded within the elections to 6 municipal firms in Gujarat. Ahmedabad recorded the bottom turnout of 42.51 per cent whereas Jamnagar noticed the best turnout of 53.38 per cent, adopted 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.
The municipal company elections are seen as a take a look at for Chief Minister Vijay Rupani because the outcomes could set the tone for the state Assembly polls due subsequent 12 months. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani thanked voters for his or her belief in BJP after the social gathering’s victory in civic polls “We will work hard to prove the voters’ trust in us. Anti-incumbency doesn’t apply to Gujarat,” he stated.