The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today won in 45 Nagarpalikas (municipalities) out of 75 municipal councils where elections were held last week. The Congress, on the other hand, managed to win in just 14 Nagarpalikas.
Elections were held in 75 municipalities spread across 28 districts of the state on February 17. The ruling BJP and Congress were locked in a direct fight in this polls.
As per the state election commission, Dahod municipality registered the highest turnout of 76.67 percent while Rajkot recorded 50.17 percent turnout.
The results were declared for 72 out of 75 Nagarpalikas (municipalities), two district panchayats, 17 talukas and 1400 village panchayats.
2:20 pm: Final Tally: Results Declared: 72 Nagarpalikas (BJP wins in 45 Nagarpalikas, Congress: 14, Others: 4, Tie: 3 and Undecided: 6)
# Congress wins 587 seats in Nagarpalikas so far
# BJP wins 1125 seats in Nagarpalikas so far, counting underway
# Congress wins Zalod Nagar Palika in Zalod district
# BJP wins Santrampur Nagarpalika with 14 seats. The Congress wins in five wards
# BJP wins Karjan Nagarpalika winning 18 out of 28 seats
# BJP wins 14 wards of Balasinor Nagarpalika
# BJP wins Kheralu Nagarpalika bagging 16 out of 24 seats
# BJP wins 16 out of 24 seats in Kheralu Nagarpalika. (NCP: 02, Others: 06)
# BJP retains Kalavad and Jamjodhpur municipalities in Jamnagar district
# BJP retains Karamsad Municipality in Kheda district
# Congress wins Radhanpur municipality in Patan district
# Ahmedabad: Congress bags 13 out of 28 seats in Dhandhuka Nagarpalika. BJP wins 9 seats.
12:15 pm: BJP retains Gadhda municipality (Botad district) and Dwarka municipality (Devbhumi Dwarka district)
# BJP wins 27 out of 28 seats in Vadnagar Nagarpalika
11:40 am: BJP leading in 44 seats, Congress ahead on 27
#Gujarat Municipal Elections trends: BJP leading in 37 municipalities and Congress leading in 26 municipalities— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2018
# BJP wins in Rajkot's Jasdan
10:31 am: BJP wins in 11 Municipalities
10:20 am: BJP leading in 27 seats, Congress ahead on 21 seats
# Congress panel wins from ward no 3 of Lathi Municipality in Amreli district
# Navsari: BJP wins in ward number 1 of Bilimora Municipality
# In Vadodara, BJP wins from ward no 1 of Karjan Nagarpalika
# In Anand district, BJP wins from ward no 1 and 2 of Vidyanagar Municipality
9:50 am: BJP leading in 18 seats, Congress ahead on 14
# In Ahmedabad, BJP wins from ward no 1 of Sanand Municipality
# In Jamnagar, BJP wins from ward no 1 and 2 of Kalavad Nagarpalika
9:35 am: In Thangadh, BJP candidate Vijay leading from ward number 14
9:30 am: BJP leading in 9 local bodies while the Congress is ahead on 8
9:10 am: Congress wins in Nagar Palika Board no 6 in Surendranagar
# As many as 6033 candidates are in the fray in 75 municipalities.
9 am: Counting of votes begin
In 2013 polls, the BJP had won 60 seats while the Congress had managed to bag just 13 seats. The remaining 2 seats were won by independent candidates.
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