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Rajasthan local body bye-elections: Ruling BJP wins 13 out of 27 seats

The bye-elections were held on one seat of zila parishad, 17 seats of panchayat samitis and 9 seats of nagar palika/parishad in 17 districts of the state. 

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Jaipur [ Published on: June 14, 2018 19:18 IST ]

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The ruling BJP on Thursday won 13 seats out of total 27 in Rajasthan local body bye-elections.

The BJP has emerged victorious in 11 panchayat samitis seats and two nagar palika seats.

The bye-elections were held on one seat of zila parishad, 17 seats of panchayat samitis and 9 seats of nagar palika/parishad in 17 districts of the state. 

The Congress won 11 seats in these by-polls. The party retained the seat (ward 8) of zila parishad in Sawaimadhopur with its candidate Lokesh defeating his nearest rival Kamal of the BJP with a margin of 358 votes. 

In addition to that, the opposition party also won five seats of panchayat samitis and as many seats of nagar palika/parishad. 

Independent candidates also won one panchayat samiti seat and one nagar palika seat. 

Reacting to the bypoll results, BJP state general secretary Bhajan Lal Sharma said that the people have once again showed faith in the party. 

However, state Congress president Sachin Pilot claimed that urban voters have given their mandate against the BJP.

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