BJP wins 13 out of 27 seats in Rajasthan local body by-elections

By-elections were conducted on one seat of zilla parishad, 17 seats of panchayat samitis and nine seats of nagar palika/parishad in 17 districts of Rajasthan.
While the BJP won 13 seats in the Rajasthan local body by-polls, Congress won 11.(HT/File Photo)
While the BJP won 13 seats in the Rajasthan local body by-polls, Congress won 11.(HT/File Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 07:41 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Jaipur | ByPress Trust of India

The BJP on Thursday won 13 seats out of 27 in Rajasthan local body by-elections. The by-elections were conducted on one seat of zilla parishad, 17 seats of panchayat samitis and nine seats of nagar palika/parishad in 17 districts of the state.

As per the results announced on Thursday, the BJP won 11 seats of panchayat samitis and two seats of nagar palika. The Congress got victory over 11 seats in the by-polls. It retained the seat (ward 8) of zilla parishad in Sawai Madhopur. Its candidate Lokesh defeated nearest rival Kamal of the BJP with a margin of 358 votes.

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.

BJP state general secretary Bhajan Lal Sharma said people have once again showed faith in the party. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said urban voters have given their mandate against the BJP. “People have rejected the BJP due to its anti-people policies,” he said.

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