Guwahati civic body polls 2022: PM Modi thanks voters for giving ‘resounding mandate’ to BJP
Guwahati Municipal Corporation elections 2022 results: The BJP, and its ally, the AGP, together won 55 out of the 57 wards where the polling was held on Friday. As the party already had three seats, its total tally in the 60-seat civic body is at 52.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked voters of Guwahati, and congratulated Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along with its ally, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), registered a near-sweep in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) elections, with a combined tally of 55 out of the 57 wards that went to polls on Friday.
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“Thank you Guwahati! The people of this lovely city have given a resounding mandate to @BJP4Assam to build on the agenda of development. They have also blessed the hard work of the state government under CM @himantbiswa. My gratitude to every BJP Karyakarta for the hard work,” tweeted PM Modi.
Responding to PM Modi, CM Sarma thanked him for his ‘good wishes and blessings.’ The victory is a result of the Prime Minister's ‘astounding vision and robust development initiatives in the North East’, he added.
Earlier, as trends showed a BJP-AGP win in the civic body polls, the chief minister said he ‘bows my head to the people for giving the BJP and its allies a historic win'. Sarma tweeted, “With this massive mandate, people have reaffirmed their faith on our development journey under the guidance of Adarniya PM Shri @narendramodi ji”.
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Of the 57 wards, the BJP won on 49, while the AGP bagged six. The GMC has a total of 60 wards, of which the ruling party had already won three, unopposed. The, BJP, therefore has 52 seats in the 60-seat civic body of the state's largest city.
Among others, the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) bagged one ward, the same as the newbie Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which also won the recently-held Punjab assembly elections.
Congress, which once governed the northeastern state and is currently the largest opposition party, failed to open its account.
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation elections 2022 recorded a voter turnout of 52.80 per cent.