Gujarat municipal polls LIVE: BJP leads with 93, AAP secures 27 seats
Polling for 576 seats in Ahmedabad and five other civic corporations was held on February 21. The counting of votes began this morning and is still underway.
While the Congress has won 43 of the declared seats so far. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, has made impressive inroads by winning 18 seats so far.
Earlier, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel had expressed their gratitude to the voters and BJP workers for the results.
There are 144 wards across six municipal corporations — Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar. Among the voters were names like Union home minister Amit Shah, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala. Polling took place from 7am-6pm. Total 2,276 candidates were in the fray across the six municipal corporations. In a release, the state election commission said that the voter turnout was 46.1%, up from 45.81% in 2015. The BJP fielded the highest number of candidates at 577, followed by the Congress at 566. Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), meanwhile, fielded 444 candidates. Other parties to field candidates were the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM.
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FEB 23, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Modi says results show people's faith in politics of development
With the BJP set to retain power in six Gujarat municipal corporations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the results "very special" and said that for a party serving a state for over two decades to record such a phenomenal win is noteworthy.
He said the results of municipal elections clearly show the unwavering faith people have in politics of development and good governance.
The BJP appeared on course to retain power in the six municipal corporations, winning 409 of the 474 seats where results were declared till evening.
FEB 23, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Results at 5 pm
BJP wins 93 seats, while Aam Aadmi Party bags 27 seats in Surat Municipal Corporation election; Congress draws a blankk
FEB 23, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Gujarat CM thanks people, BJP workers for win
With results showing BJP's win in the state, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said, "I thank the voters of all the 6 metros. I thank all the BJP workers who have worked hard in this election. I assure the people of Gujarat that the BJP will not let the trust placed in the BJP go to waste."
The government will not spare any effort for the development of 6 Municipal Corporations in the coming days, the chief minister said.
FEB 23, 2021 04:30 PM IST
Kejriwal thanks people of Gujarat
AAP leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday thanked people as the results trickled in. "Heartfelt congratulations to the people of Gujarat for introducing new politics," Kejriwal said in a tweet.
FEB 23, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Gujarat results so far
FEB 23, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Counting on: BJP wins 112 seats, Congress 17
As counting is still going on, BJP has won 113 seats and Congress 17. AAP has won 4 seats and BSP 3
FEB 23, 2021 02:08 PM IST
BJP wins 40 seats: Official data
BJP leading so far after winning 40 of 576 seats: State Election Commission
FEB 23, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Surat municipal election: 'Breached BJP's citadel,' tweets AAP
FEB 23, 2021 12:44 PM IST
Gujarat civic elections 2021: BSP springs a surprise
In a surprise, BSP has for the first time opened its account in Jamnagar by winning three out of four seats in Ward.6 of Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.
FEB 23, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Gujarat civic elections: Latest trends
Following are the latest trends as counting for six municipal corporation elections in Gujarat is going on
FEB 23, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Surat municipal corporation results: Latest trends
In Surat, BJP is leading in 40 seats, Congress in 10 and AAP in 18 seats
FEB 23, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Vadodara municipal corporation results: Latest trends
BJP is leading in 15 seats and Congress in 10 seats
FEB 23, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Rajkot municipal corporation results: Latest trends
BJP is leading in 22 seats, Congress in 2 and AAP is leading in one seat.
FEB 23, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Jamnagar municipal corporation results: Latest trends
BJP is leading in four seats, Congress in one.
FEB 23, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Bhavnagar municipal corporation results: Latest trends
BJP is leading in 15 seats, Congress in one.
FEB 23, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Ahmedabad municipal election: Latest trends
In Ahmedabad, BJP is leading in 62 wards, Congress on 10 and AIMIM on 1
FEB 23, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Gujarat municipal elections: Early trends indicate big gains for BJP
After counting of votes for six municipal corporations in Gujarat began at 9am, early trends till 11am showed that ongoing farmers protest, fuel price rise are not likely to dent the ruling BJP's vote bank locally. In all six civic bodies — Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar — BJP was ahead. According to ward-wise trends, BJP was leading in 162 seats, Congress in 45, AAP in18 and AIMIM in 4 till 11am. Out of total 576 seats, early trends for 228 emerged till 11am. Read
FEB 23, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Trends for 229 seats out
BJP leading on 162 and Congress on 45.
FEB 23, 2021 11:33 AM IST
BJP leading in 58 seats, Congress in 8 seats
As per initial trends, BJP is leading in Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj and Navrangpura wards, Congress leads in Dariapur and Chandkheda wards and AIMIM is leading in Behrampura.
FEB 23, 2021 10:17 AM IST
BJP leading in all 6 civic bodies
Early trends show, the BJP which is in power in these civic bodies, is ahead of the Congress.
FEB 23, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Counting of votes begins
Postal ballots are being counted in Vadodara.
FEB 23, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Preparations underway for counting
FEB 23, 2021 08:34 AM IST
Election staff arrive at a counting booth in Vadodara
Security around counting booths has been tightened. Over 4,800 security personnel and 227 health personnel have been posted at counting centres.
FEB 23, 2021 08:25 AM IST
With 42.51%, Ahmedabad saw lowest turnout
Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent, while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent, followed by 50.72 per cent in Rajkot, 49.46 per cent in Bhavnagar, 47.84 per cent in Vadodara and 47.14 per cent in Surat.
FEB 23, 2021 08:22 AM IST
46.08 per cent voter turnout recorded
The State Election Commission (SEC) has said an average 46.08 per cent turnout was registered during voting which was held between 7 am and 6 pm on Sunday.
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