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Amit Shah says BJP won around 85% of seats it contested in Guj municipal polls
1 min read.Updated: 23 Feb 2021, 10:43 PM ISTStaff Writer( with inputs from ANI )
Amit Shah congratulated CM Vijay Rupani, Deputy CM Nitin Patel and the newly-elected state BJP chief CR Patil
Congress won only 44 seats across the whole state, while the BJP bagged 44 seats in Bhavnagar corporation alone: Shah said
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday congratulated Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and the newly-elected state BJP chief CR Patil for the party's performance in Gujarat's municipal corporation elections.
He later said the BJP won around 85% of the seats it contested and that party continues on its development journey under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The Municipal corporation poll results have again established Gujarat as BJP's stronghold. The BJP continues on 'Vikas yatra' under the leadership of Modiji. Today's results are one of the best results in Gujarat," the Home Minister told ANI.
#WATCH | Congress has lost deposits on so many seats & come 3rd & 4th on many others. By giving only 44 seats, people have sent a message to Congress leaders to do self-introspection. BJP's win on over 85% seats is a victory of BJP govts' functioning & its principles:HM Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/Qcp8wqBqqG
"The BJP has won around 85% of the seats it contested, and the Congress has suffered badly in this election. Congress won only 44 seats across the whole state, while the BJP bagged 44 seats in Bhavnagar corporation alone," he added.
He further exclaimed: The opposition tried to make the fight against Covid 19 an issue in elections but the way the battle was fought under the leadership of PM Modi in the country and under the leadership of Vijay Rupani in Gujarat and the people of Gujarat have put their stamp of approval over it.
Counting of votes in Gujarat local body polls that were held on Sunday, began at 9 am.
The BJP secured 93 out of the 120 seats in Surat, while the AAP secured 27. Congress and other parties did not win any seats.
In Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar, the BJP secured 93, 69, 68, 44, and 51 seats respectively. The Congress, secured 7 in Vadodara, four in Rajkot, eight in Bhavnagar and 10 in Jamnagar. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) secured three seats in Jamnagar.