Gujarat Municipal Poll Results: BJP wins 449 seats so far, Modi thanks state1 min read . Updated: 23 Feb 2021, 07:09 PM IST
- Polling for 576 seats in Ahmedabad and five other civic corporations was held on February 21
- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, made impressive inroads by winning 18 seats so far
The Gujarat municipal election results 2021 were declared on Tuesday. The counting of votes to six municipal corporations of Gujarat - Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, and Jamnagar - began this morning at 9 am.
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) appeared on course to retain power in six municipal corporations, winning 409 of the 474 seats where results were declared till evening.
"BJP has got an overwhelming majority in elections to all six municipal corporations in Gujarat. I thank the voters of all the six municipal corporations, chief minister Vijay Rupani, state BJP chief CR Patil & party workers for this success," said BJP chief JP Nadda.
Polling for 576 seats in Ahmedabad and five other civic corporations was held on February 21. The counting of votes began on Tuesday morning and is still underway.
While Congress has won 43 of the declared seats so far, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, made impressive inroads by winning 18 seats so far.
A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the elections.
The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.
The State Election Commission (SEC) has said an average 46.08% turnout was registered during voting for 576 seats in 144 wards across six municipal corporations, which was held between 7 am and 6 pm on 21 February.
Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51%, while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38%, followed by 50.72% in Rajkot, 49.46% in Bhavnagar, 47.84% in Vadodara and 47.14% in Surat. Of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these major cities of Gujarat, 52.83 lakh had cast their ballots, the SEC said in a release.
Elections to 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats are scheduled on February 28.
"The results for six municipal corporations will be declared on February 23, while results of 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats results are scheduled to be declared on March 2," the SEC had said.
With agency inputs