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Gujarat civic polls: BJP retains energy in all six municipal firms


Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) on Tuesday (February 23, 2021) swept elections to 6 municipal firms in Gujarat by successful 483 out of 576 seats.

The ruling social gathering retained energy in all of the six municipal firms within the state — Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.┬áThe polls have been held on February 21.

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

Alternatively, the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) put up a powerful present by successful 27 seats, all in Surat, and emerged as the principle opposition within the Surat Municipal Company.

The AAP had for the primary time fielded 470 candidates throughout all six firms.

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, then again, received seats in single digit in three firms and drew a clean in Surat.

The social gathering 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 Get together received in Jamnagar, whereas an impartial candidate received solely in Ahmedabad.

The BJP had received 389 seats and Congress 176 throughout these six municipal firms within the 2016 elections.

The saffron social gathering gained 94 seats whereas Congress misplaced 121 seats this time.

In a collection of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the individuals of Gujarat and BJP staff for the victory.

“Thanks Gujarat! Outcomes of municipal elections throughout the state clearly present the unwavering religion individuals have in direction of politics of improvement and good governance.

“Grateful to the individuals of the state for trusting BJP but once more. All the time an honour to serve Gujarat,” he stated.

He additionally appreciated the efforts of social gathering staff and stated the state authorities’s pro-people insurance policies have had a constructive affect on the whole state.

“At this time’s win throughout Gujarat may be very particular. For a celebration that’s serving in a state for over 20 years to report such an exceptional win is noteworthy. It’s heartening to see widespread help from all sections of society, significantly the youth of Gujarat in direction of BJP,” Modi stated in one other tweet.

Union Residence Minister Amit Shah, on a go to to Ahmedabad, congratulated Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and state BJP chief C R Patil on BJP’s victory.

In a tweet, Shah, who himself voted in Ahmedabad on February 21, congratulated the individuals of Gujarat “for as soon as extra believing within the BJP’s image of improvement and progress within the metropolitan native physique elections.”

Chief Minister Rupani took the chance to assault Congress. In his tackle to newly elected corporators and social gathering staff in Ahmedabad, he stated the voters “mercilessly thrashed” Congress, with lots of its candidates shedding their deposits and a number of other leaders going through defeat.

“Its efficiency is so unhealthy that even we really feel unhealthy about it,” he stated and added that the actual image shall be seen in 2022 when the state Meeting elections shall be held.

“(The time period) Anti-incumbency is being utilized by our opponents, however the election has proved there isn’t any such phrase in Gujarat. BJP follows the method of improvement, and isn’t affected by anti incumbency. Persons are with the BJP due to its work, and their belief in BJP will increase daily.

“We now have established Gujarat as a BJP stronghold. It’s only a struggle, the actual image shall be seen in 2022,” he stated.

Elated by his social gathering’s good exhibiting in Surat, AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has determined to carry a roadshow on February 26 to thank the individuals of town, social gathering leaders stated.

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