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IndiaGujarat civic polls updates: first-time entrant AIMIM gained a good footing winning 8 seats in Ahmedabad

The All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen contesting for the first time with 21 seats in AMC won 8 seats in Ahmedabad with 4 each in Jamalpur and Maktampura.

The BJP has won 449 out of the total 576 seats across six municipal corporations, per the State Election Commission (SEC).  Congress, the main opposition party, had won only 44 seats, while AAP 19, BSP 3, and independent candidate 1 in Gujarat civic polls.

Big celebrations heralded in Gujarat with the Bharatiya Janata Party winning the municipal elections in Vadodara, Rajkot, and Jamnagar per reports.

The BJP won six municipal corporations of Gujarat, winning Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, and Surat.

In Surat, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) went ahead of Congress with 25 seats.  Congress was unable to open its account.

Congress has retained all four wards in Ahmedabad’s Danilimda and has also retained all four seats in Dariyapur in eastern Ahmedabad.

The BJP has won 45 seats of 76 seats in Vadodara, retaining power in VMC for the fourth consecutive term. The Congress has won seven seats.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was leading in the Behrampura ward in early trends and did win 8 seats which is a good grip for a first-time entrant.

BSP has won three out of four seats in Ward 6 of Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.

Ashok Dangar, president of Rajkot city unit of Congress, lost from Ward No 17 of Rajkot Municipal Corporation.

According to the report, the BJP has so far won 24 out of 72 seats in Rajkot, 32 out of 64 seats in Jamnagar, and 15 out of 52 seats in Bhavnagar.

Officials recorded an average 46.1 percent voter turnout in the six municipal corporations in Gujarat. Polling was held from 7 am to 6 pm on Sunday for a total of 144 wards across six civic bodies – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, and Jamnagar. As per the final figures shared by the SEC of Sunday’s polling, Ahmedabad had the lowest turnout of 42.5 percent, while Jamnagar recorded the highest turnout of 53.4 percent. Besides, Rajkot recorded 50.7 percent polling, Bhavnagar-49.5 percent, Vadodara-47.8 percent, and Surat- 47.1 percent. Of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these six cities, 52.83 lakh cast their votes on Sunday per reports.

The Congress has won 10 seats in Ahmedabad, four in Rajkot, 11 in Jamnagar, five in Bhavnagar, seven in Vadodara, and zero seats in Surat. Its workers celebrated by cutting cakes after the party won two panels (each having four candidates) in the city.

The Congress did not win any seats in Surat.  The Bahujan Samaj Party has won three seats in Jamnagar.

The BJP has won 62 seats in Ahmedabad corporation, 50 in Jamnagar, 51 in Rajkot, 61 in Vadodara, 45 in Surat, and 31 in Bhavnagar

The AAP fielded 470 candidates across six corporations.  The AAP, a newcomer in Gujarat, made fresh inroads by winning eight seats in Surat.  Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is to visit Gujarat on February 26 to conduct a roadshow after AAP’s surprisingly good performance in the municipal polls in Gujarat.  Aam Aadmi Party was seen celebrating its win in the municipal polls by cutting a cake at the party’s Ahmedabad office.

It was a setback for Congress and there was anger at Congress office in Surat with Congress workers furious at not winning a single seat in Surat. They burned the effigies of Congress’ city leaders Babu Raika and Kadir Pirzada according to reports.

 

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