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Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP makes a clear sweep; AAP, AIMIM make beneficial properties, Congress crumbles – Politics News , Firstpost

Congress, the principle opposition get together, received solely 55 seats throughout all 6 native our bodies. It had received 176 seats within the 2016 elections

The BJP on Tuesday swept elections to 6 municipal companies in Gujarat by profitable 483 out of 576 seats, whereas Congress, the principle Opposition get together within the state misplaced appreciable floor to new entrants Aam Aadmi Party and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.

The ruling get together retained energy in all of the six municipal companies within the state — Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. The polls had been held on 21 February.

Congress obtained a drubbing, because it received solely 55 seats and failed even to open its account in Surat.

On the opposite hand, the AAP put up an spectacular present by profitable 27 seats, all in Surat, and emerged as the principle opposition within the Surat Municipal Corporation.

The AAP had for the primary time fielded 470 candidates throughout all six companies. The BJP received 159 out of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 68 out of 72 seats in Rajkot, 50 out of 64 seats in Jamnagar, 44 out of 52 seats in Bhavnagar, 69 out of 76 seats in Vadodara and 93 out of 120 seats in Surat.

Congress, alternatively, received seats in single-digit in three companies and drew a clean in Surat.  The get together received 25 seats in Ahmedabad, 4 in Rajkot,
11 in Jamnagar, eight in Bhavnagar and 7 in Vadodara.

Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, which additionally contested native physique polls in Gujarat for the primary time, received seven seats in Ahmedabad’s Muslim-dominated Jamalpur and Maktampura wards.

Three candidates of the Bahujan Samaj Party received in Jamnagar, whereas an unbiased candidate received solely in Ahmedabad.

A complete of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat have been up for grabs.

The BJP had received 389 seats and Congress 176 throughout these six municipal companies within the 2016 elections. The saffron get together gained 94 seats whereas Congress misplaced
121 seats this time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the victory “very special” and mentioned for a celebration that has been serving in a state for over 20 years to report such an exceptional win is noteworthy.

He mentioned the outcomes of municipal elections clearly present the unwavering religion folks have in politics of improvement and good governance.

Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned, “Municipal corporation poll results show that Gujarat has again established itself as BJP’s stronghold. BJP continues to carry out the ‘vikas yatra’ started in the leadership of Modi Ji. Today’s results are one of the best results in Gujarat.”

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel expressed gratitude to the voters and BJP employees for the outcomes.

“The grand victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the elections of six municipal corporations is the victory of the people of Gujarat. “This is a grand victory of the politics of improvement began by Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi,” tweeted Rupani in Gujarati.

The folks of Gujarat have offered “a subject” to political analysts who can examine how the idea of anti-incumbency doesn’t apply within the state, he mentioned.

“Many thanks and congratulations to all the winning candidates, BJP office-bearers, workers and the voters of Gujarat for the glorious victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in the elections,” tweeted Nitin Patel.

Celebrations have been underway within the AAP camp as effectively.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal introduced that he’ll maintain a roadshow on 26 February in Surat, the place his get together registered spectacular beneficial properties within the civic physique polls.

In a tweet in Hindi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief thanked the folks of Gujarat for ushering in an period of “new politics” within the state.

He added that the folks of Gujarat have voted for the politics of labor as they’re fed up with the politics of the BJP and Congress.

“The people of Gujarat wanted an alternative and the AAP has emerged as a key alternative to the present parties. Now the upcoming Assembly election will be fought between the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP,” the chief minister mentioned.

His deputy Manish Sisodia additionally took to Twitter, saying, “The form of love and assist the folks of Gujarat have proven, heartfelt thanks to every voter. All of us will work collectively in the direction of ‘kam ki rajneeti‘ (politics of labor).”

“We will raise public issues on the streets as well as in the Assembly. The people of Surat have done a great job. The people of Gujarat are upset with the BJP, they do not trust the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party has emerged as their only hope,” he mentioned in an announcement.

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi addressed a public assembly in Gujarat’s Godhra and Modasa.

Meanwhile, there was no official assertion from Congress nationwide management on the time of writing the article.

Earlier within the day, Congress cadres had stormed the counting heart in Surat, in accordance with News18 Gujarat. The get together had alleged that the seals of the EVM machines have been damaged at Ward 26 Godadra Dindoli in Surat. It had additionally been alleged that the machines have been changed.

In a separate incident, Congress employees, offended on the get together not profitable a single seat in Surat, created ruckus on the workplace within the metropolis. They burned the effigies of Congress’ metropolis leaders Babu Raika and Kadir Pirzada, News18 reported.

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