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'Thank You, Gujarat', tweets PM Modi as BJP sweeps municipal corporation elections | Top points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked Gujarat after BJP registered a massive victory in the municipal corporation election. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said results clearly show unwavering faith people have towards politics of development and good governance.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 23, 2021 23:24 IST
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File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting ahead of the state assembly election, in Hooghly district.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked Gujarat after BJP registered a massive victory in the municipal corporation election. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said results clearly show unwavering faith people have towards politics of development and good governance.

"Today's win across Gujarat is very special. For a party that is serving in a state for over two decades to record such a phenomenal win is noteworthy. It is heartening to see widespread support from all sections of society, particularly the youth of Gujarat towards BJP. I would like to appreciate the efforts of each and every Karyakarta of @BJP4Gujarat, who reached out to people and elaborated on our Party's vision for the state. The Gujarat government's pro-people policies have positively impacted the entire state. Thank you, Gujarat!" PM Modi tweeted.

"Results of municipal elections across the state clearly show the unwavering faith people have towards politics of development and good governance. Grateful to the people of the state for trusting BJP yet again. Always an honour to serve Gujarat," PM Modi said in a series of tweets.

Gujarat Municipal Election Result | Top Points

  • Out of the total 576 seats of the six municipal corporations, the BJP secured a whopping 485 seats.

  • The opposition Congress was reduced to 45 seats.

  • The Aam Admy Party (AAP), the debutant in the local body elections in Gujarat, secured 27, while the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Assaduddin Owaisi managed to win two wards in Ahmedabad.

  • Similarly, the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) managed to clinch three seats in the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.

  • The BJP won on 159 out of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, far more than the previous 143. The Congress won 24 seats while the AIMIM got 7 seats and there were two independent candidates who got elected.

  • In Vadodara, the BJP captured 66 seats out of the total 76 seats of the VMC, the rest going to the opposition Congress.

  • In Rajkot, the hometown of the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, the BJP gained all 18 wards, except one, which went to the Congress.

  • The BJP captured 68 seats out of the total 72 seats of the RMC, the rest 4 seats won by the opposition Congress. The Congress had secured 34 seats in the previous elections held in 2015.

  • In Jamnagar, the BJP captured 50 seats out of the total 64 seats of the JMC, while the opposition Congress won 11 seats and the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) took three seats, opening their accounts in Gujarat.

  • In Bhavnagar, the BJP captured 44 seats out of the total 52 seats of the BMC, the rest going to the opposition Congress.

  • Making a debut in the state by fielding its candidates for the six municipal Corporations, the Aam Aadami Party (AAP) gained 27 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) against the BJP's 93 seats, becoming the opposition party in the SMC.

  • AAP candidates captured ward numbers 2,3,4,5,16 and 17 of the SMC and won 2 seats in ward 7 and single seat in ward 8. Congress could not even secure a single seat in Surat. The new BJP Gujarat chief CR Patil hails from Surat.

  • Similarly the AIMIM, opening its account in Ahmedabad by winning two wards of Jamalpura and Maktampura, a stronghold of the Congress, sent out a stern warning to the grand old party.

  • The BSP gaining three seats in ward number 6 of the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation elections sent out a similar warning to the Congress.

  • Even after decades of continuous rule in the urban Civic bodies, the BJP overrode the anti-incumbency factor.

  • BJP chief CR Patil, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel addressed huge public meetings marking the victory of party in civic polls in various parts of the state.

  • Following the poor performance of the Congress, a series of city party chiefs resigned on Tuesday.

  • Ashok Dangar, Rajkot Congress president tendered his resignation. Similarly, Babu Rayka, Surat Congress president and Prakash Vaghani, Bhavnagar Congress president, also submitted their resignations.

  • 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.

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  • The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.
  • Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel expressed gratitude to the voters and BJP workers for the results.
  • "The grand victory of the BJP in these elections is the victory of the people of Gujarat. This is a grand victory of the politics of development of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Rupani said.
  • "The people of Gujarat have provided a subject to political analysts who can now study how the concept of anti-incumbency does not apply in the state," he said.
  • "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," Patel tweeted.

(With inputs from PTI, IANS)

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