Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling centre in the first phase of Gujarat civic body elections.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling centre in the first phase of Gujarat civic body elections.(PTI)

Gujarat civic poll results 2021: PM Modi, Shah congratulate BJP workers

There are a total of 8,474 seats across 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats. But elections were held on 8,235 seats as rest were unopposed.
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 10:58 PM IST

The results of the recently concluded Gujarat civic polls are currently being declared. The Bharatiya Janata Party has registered wins in 1,967 urban constituencies and 735 district panchayat constituencies. Congress came second as it won 356 urban constituencies and 157 district panchayat seats. The polling took place on Sunday with municipalities recording a voter turnout of 58.82 per cent, while the figure was 65.80 for the district panchayats and 66.60 per cent for taluka panchayats.

The BJP made a clean sweep in the six municipal corporation polls of Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar. The Aam Aadmi Party made inroads in Surat by winning 27 seats.

As per the State Election Commission, there are a total of 8,474 seats across 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats in Gujarat, out of which candidates on 237 seats remain unopposed, and no form was filled for two seats in taluka panchayat. Thus, elections were held on a total 8,235 seats, it said.

For 8,235 seats, the BJP had fielded 8,161 candidates, Congress 7,778, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 2,090, among others, said the SEC. Apart from the traditional rivals- BJP and Congress-, AAP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM were also in the fray for local body polls in Gujarat this time.


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  • MAR 02, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    PM Modi says unanimous message sent by people of Gujarat

    As the civic poll results were being declared, the Prime Minister said that BJP's win affirms that Gujarat is with BJP's agenda of development.

  • MAR 02, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    Gujarat Congress leaders tender resignation

  • MAR 02, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Shah says BJP has won the trust of the people of Gujarat

    Home minister Amit Shah after the results of the Gujarat civic polls were declared dedicated the parties wins to the 'farmers, poor and villagers.' He said that the Modi-led government is committed towards working for welfare of all.

  • MAR 02, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    BJP wins 1,967 seats in urban municipal councils

    BJP also registered victories in 735 rural constituencies.

  • MAR 02, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Congress leading in 625 seats

    Congress is leading 625 seats in the the counting of votes for Gujarat local body elections. Congress is leading in 84 seats in district panchayats.

  • MAR 02, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    AAP wins 46 seats so far

  • MAR 02, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Only politics of development works, says BJP

  • MAR 02, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    Gujarat civic polls: Latest updates

    Out of 231 taluka panchayats, BJP leading in 73, Congress in 11 and others in 3. Out of 31 district panchayats, BJP leading in 28. In 81 municipalities, BJP leading in 60, Congress in 6 and others in 1.

  • MAR 02, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    24 candidates officially declared winners from various areas: AAP

  • MAR 02, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    'Auspicious beginning,' tweets Aam Aadmi Party Gujarat

  • MAR 02, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    AAP opens account as counting proceeds

  • MAR 02, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    BJP takes early lead as counting begins

    As counting began, BJP took early lead in municipalities, district panchayats and taluka panchayats results.

  • MAR 02, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Ministers/politicians who voted in this phase of Gujarat civic elections

    Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel cast his vote at his native Kadi municipality of Mehsana district along with his family members. Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj and Agriculture Parshottam Rupala voted in this phase.

    BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jugalji Thakor also cast his vote. Congress leader Hardik Patel voted at Viramgam in Ahmedabad.

  • MAR 02, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    Some villages boycotted polling

    In some villages in the tribal-dominated districts of Panchmahal and Chhota Udepur, people decided to stay away from the electoral process to mark their protest against “lack of development” in their region.

  • MAR 02, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    Minor clash in Tapi district

    A minor clash also broke out on February 28 near a booth in Vyara municipality of Tapi district in south Gujarat, with groups representing a BJP and an independent candidate coming face to face. However, the situation was soon brought under control, police said.

  • MAR 02, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    Booth capture incident in Dahod

    Though polling was overall peaceful, there was an attempt to capture a booth at Ghodiya village in Jhalod taluka of Dahod district after three persons forced their way inside and damaged two EVMs kept there.

    Polling was stopped after the incident that took place around 2 pm, police said. The election staff collected the damaged EVMs and said they would try to retrieve the stored data. Re-polling was held on Monday and 17 people have been arrested in Vadodara for allegedly taking custody of EVMs after polling on Sunday.

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