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BJP wins Bhavnagar with two-third majority

Bharatiya Janta Party retained its two-third majority in the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation, bagging 41 out of the 51 seats with Congress winning the rest.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2010 16:02 IST

BJP retained its two-third majority in the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC), bagging 41 out of the 51 seats with Congress winning the rest.

BJP, which had won 39 seats in the 2005 BMC elections, improved its tally by two, while the Congress saw its seats reduce from 12 to 10.

The ruling party had emerged as a clear favourite in Bhavnagar due to infighting and absence of strong local leaders in the Congress.

Elections to the BMC were held two months earlier than scheduled, as the BJP decided to conduct its elections along with five other municipal corporations of the state on October 10.