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the Congress raged in the ‘storm’ of the lotus, the BJP’s sole rule remained intact.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a lead on Tuesday in the early hours of counting of votes for the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) and three other municipalities in Gujarat. Election officials said that the ruling BJP in Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation has so far won 41 of the total 44 seats in 11 wards.
- BJP dominance in Gujarat civic polls
- BJP continues to dominate in Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation
- Water on the hopes of Congress and AAP
Ahmedabad: In the early hours of counting of votes for the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) and three other municipalities in Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a lead on Tuesday. Election officials said that the ruling BJP in Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation has so far won 41 of the total 44 seats in 11 wards. Congress has won 2 seats while Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got 1 seat.
- BJP made lead
The counting of votes began at 9 am and within the first two hours, the BJP won 16 out of 16 GMC seats, 28 out of 36 in Okha, three out of 24 in Bhanwad and 20 out of 24 in Thara municipality. Okha and Bhanvad municipalities are in Devbhoomi-Dwarka district while Thara is in Banaskantha district. Voting for the GMC and three other municipalities was held on Sunday. Apart from this, by-elections to 104 seats of other local bodies were also held on the same day.
- Which party contested on how many seats?
Out of the total 2.8 lakh voters in Gandhinagar, 56.24 percent had cast their vote. Okha and Bhanwad recorded 55.07 and 62.27 per cent voting respectively, while 73.55 per cent votes were cast in Thara. In Gandhinagar, AAP also made a strong effort. A total of 161 candidates contested the GMC elections. BJP and Congress contested on all 44 seats and AAP on 40 seats.
- Elections were postponed due to Corona
These elections were to be held in April this year, but were postponed in view of more cases of Covid-19. This was the first local body election in the state after the sudden change of the entire cabinet, including the chief minister, which is being seen as a test for the BJP. The party had also won the local body elections held in February this year. State Legislative Assembly elections are to be held next year.