Guwahati Municipal Corporation polls 2022 results highlights: In 60-seat civic body, BJP-AGP bag 58 wards
Guwahati Municipal Corporation results highlights: The Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and newbie Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 1 ward each.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), recorded a near-clean sweep in Assam's Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) elections. The alliance won 58 out of the total 60 seats, with the BJP winning 52 wards while the AGP securing six. A total of 57 of these 60 wards went to polls on Friday, of which the BJP and AGP won 49 and six, respectively.
The saffron party had already won three wards unopposed.
Meanwhile, the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and newbie Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won one seat each. The Congress, the state's second-largest party, failed to even open its account.
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5:00 pm: AAP congratulates its winning candidate, Masuma Begum. “Masuma Begum wins to help @AamAadmiParty make its debut in the #GMCElections2022,” the party's Assam unit tweets.
3:58 pm: Union home minister Amit Shah congratulates Assam unit, CM Himanta Sarma.
3:40 pm: BJP-AGP sweep civic body polls with a joint tally of 55 (49+6) out of the 57 wards which went to polls on April 22. With three earlier seats, BJP's tally in 60-seat civic body reaches 52.
2:41 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Guwahati for giving ‘resounding mandate’ to the BJP, AGP.
2:25 pm: BJP's tally rises to 43, while AGP at 5; AAP and AJP at one each: Kamrup (Metro) district administration
1:25 pm: BJP winner on 28 wards, AGP on 4: Kamrup (Metro) district administration
1:11 pm: Assam CM and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma thanks voters of Guwahati. "As #GMCElections counting goes on, @BJP4Assam & allies are comfortably leading in 58 wards. Others lead in 2 wards while the Congress stands at 0," tweets Sarma.
1:00 pm: BJP has increased its tally to 18: Kamrup (Metro) district administration.
12:48 pm: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has won 58 wards (55+3 unopposed), tweets BL Santhosh, national general secretary (organisation), BJP
12:16 pm: BJP victorious on 11 wards, while ally AGP has bagged 2 wards. AAP and AJP victorious on a ward each, says Pallav Gopal Jha, deputy commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) district.
11:00 am: AAP claims victory on ward no. 42. “The great start, @AamAdmiParty opened account winning ward no.42 of GMC,” tweets Rajesh Sharma, in-charge, AAP, Assam.
10:20 am: Results declared for six out of 57 wards; BJP wins wards number 11, 21, 31, 41 and 51. Assam Jatiya Parishad bags ward number 1: Pallav Gopal Jha, deputy commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) district
10:11 am: Counting of votes for Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) polls 2022 is underway.