Gujarat civic poll results 2021: PM Modi, Shah congratulate BJP workers
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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- The incident took place in Raipur's Rajdhani hospital.
- The Congress also accused the Centre of not releasing sufficient funds to the state governments to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.