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Gujarat Local Body Election Results 2021 Updates: AAP, AIMIM continue streak of bagging seats in Congress strongholds

Gujarat Local Body Election Results 2021 LIVE Updates: AAP and AIMIM have won seats in traditional Congress strongholds. AAP won 31 taluka and 2 district seats while AIMIM is now the principle opposition in Modasa and Godhra.

FP Staff March 02, 2021 21:18:45 IST
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Gujarat Local Body Election Results 2021 Updates: AAP, AIMIM continue streak of bagging seats in Congress strongholds

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Mar 02, 2021 - 20:52 (IST)

Gujarat will remain BJP stronghold, says Rupani

Hailing the "unprecedented" victory of the party, chief minister Rupani said the BJP has won convincingly in the entire state, be it the tribal belt, Saurasthra or in Central, North and South Gujarat, while the Congress has been almost wiped out. "The results of the polls have proved that Gujarat was the stronghold of the BJP...it is the stronghold of the BJP, and it will remain the stronghold of the BJP," he said.  "The people have told the Congress party that they are not good enough to be in power and also not good enough to remain even in Opposition," Rupani told reporters in Gandhinagar.
 
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Mar 02, 2021 - 20:32 (IST)

AAP bags 42 seats

The Aam Aadmi Party, a new entrant, has won 42 seats while Independents have bagged 286 seats till evening. Out of 8,474 seats, candidates on 237 seats remained unopposed, said the State Election Commission.

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Mar 02, 2021 - 20:27 (IST)

People had raised doubts about EVM, should be probed, says Chavda

Congress' Amit Chavda said people had raised doubts about EVMs and all these things should be probed. "The election results are totally opposite to what our
expectations were. We had received good responses from people during our campaigning but results do not reflect it. People have raised doubts on EVMs and all these things should be probed," Chavda said.

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Mar 02, 2021 - 19:55 (IST)

BJP wins 70 of 81 muncipalities

The ruling BJP has won all 31 district panchayatas, 70 out of 81 municipalities, and was far ahead of its main rival Congress in the 231 taluka panchayats. The saffron party has won 6,110 out of the total 8,474 seats for which results have been declared so far. The Congress could bag only 1,768 seats and has won only three municipalities but failed to open account in any district panchayat. The Grand Old Party could win only a few taluka panchayat bodies.
 
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Mar 02, 2021 - 19:22 (IST)

AIMIM wins six seats in Godhra municipality

Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM has won six seats out of the eight seats it contested in Godhra Nagarpalika elections and one seat in Bharuch Nagarpalika, reports The Indian Express

Mar 02, 2021 - 19:10 (IST)

BJP wins all 31 district panchayats, claims report

Even as counting is still underway,the BJP is leading in 75 of the 81 municipalities and 196 of the 231 taluka panchayats, reported the Times of India. According to India Today, the party has swept the district panchayats elections, winning all 31 district panchayats.

Mar 02, 2021 - 19:10 (IST)

BJP heads to landslide victory

Even as counting is still underway,the BJP has  won or is leading in 75 of the 81 municipalities and 196 of the 231 taluka panchayats, reported the Times of India. According to India Today, the party has swept the district panchayats elections, winning all 31 civic bodies.

Mar 02, 2021 - 18:49 (IST)

Results contrary to expectations, says Chavda

Congress leader Amit Chavda, who tendered his resignation as state party chief over the party's dismal performance in the elections to municipalities and taluka, district panchayats, said that the results were contrary to the party's expectations but the party accepts people's mandate.

Mar 02, 2021 - 18:31 (IST)

Congress MLA, son face defeat

Even as the BJP surges ahead in the local bodies' polls in Gujarat, among the losers on the Congress side were an MLA and sons of seven sitting MLAs In a major upset, Niranjan Patel, three-time Congress MLA from Petlad in Anand district, lost from ward number 2 and 5 of Petlad municipality. His son, Saurabh Patel, too lost to the BJP in the same municipality.
 
 
Vijay Parmar, son of Congress MLA Punambhai Parmar from Sojitra in Anand, lost to a BJP candidate from Moraj seat in Tarapur taluka panchayat, while the former's nephew Nikunj Parmar also tasted defeat.
 
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Mar 02, 2021 - 18:28 (IST)

JP Nadda thanks people of Gujarat

BJP National President JP Nadda thanked the people of Gujarat for once again reposing their faith in the BJP and congratulated state party chief CR Paatil, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and party workers. The people's decision proves that the residents of the state have maintained their belief in the public welfare policies and that their trust in the Central and state governments has become stronger, Nadda said.

Gujarat Local Body Election Results 2021 LATEST News and Updates: AAP and AIMIM have won seats in traditional Congress strongholds. AAP won 31 taluka and 2 district seats while AIMIM is now the principle opposition in Modasa and Godhra.

The ruling BJP won all the 31 district panchayats, 70 out of 81 municipalities, and was far ahead of its main rival Congress in the 231 taluka panchayats.

The saffron party has won 6,110 out of the total 8,474 seats while the Congress could only secure  1,768 seats.

The BJP is leading in 75 of the 81 municipalities and 196 of the 231 taluka panchayats, reported the Times of India. According to India Today, the party has won all 31 district panchayats.

Congress' Amit Chavda said that the results were contrary to the party's expectations but the party accepts people's mandate.

"Results of the Nagar Palika, Taluka Panchayat and District Panchayat polls across Gujarat give a crystal clear message- Gujarat is firmly with the BJP’s agenda of development and good governance," tweeted Narendra Modi.

Gujarat Congress President Amit Chavda resigns from his post after the party put up a poor show in the Gujarat local body elections. According to reports, Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Paresh Dhanani has also tendered his resignation.

According to reports, the BJP has won in 18 out of 31 district panchayats in Gujarat. These include Ahmedabad, Porbandar, Jungadh, Amreli, Navsari, Valsad, Surat, Dev Bhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath, Botad and Aravalli, Kutch, Rajkot, Anand, Vadodara, Tapi and Narmada.

BJP wins eight out of 11 taluka panchayats in Rajkot district. The saffron party has also wrested Rajkot district panchayat back from Congress.

According to reports, AIMIM has won nine seats in the Modasa municipality. Party chief Asaduddin Owaisi congratulated the newly elected representatives.

As per the results available till 1 pm in municipalities, the BJP has so far won 803 seats and the Congress-159. In district panchayats, the BJP has till now bagged 246 seats and the Congress-55. In taluka panchayats, the BJP has so far emerged victorious in 1,036 seats and the Congress in 388 seats.

The BJP gained a lead by winning 2,085 seats, while the Congress won 602 seats so far across various municipalities, district and taluka panchayats in Gujarat where results for 2,771 seats out of the total 8,474 were declared till 1 pm on Tuesday. New entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won 15 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party five, while Independents have won 42 seats, it said

The BJP has won 16 seats , while Congress has bagged 8 of 24 seats in the Savli Municipality, said reports. With this, the saffron party retains the municipality for the fourth straight term.

As counting of votes cast in the 28 February polls continued, the Aam Aadmi Party said in a tweet that 24 party candidates have emerged victorious so far.

Counting of votes for polls to 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayat and 231 taluka panchayat will be held on Tuesday.

The polling took place on Sunday with municipalities recording a voter turnout of 58.82 percent, while the figure was 65.8 for the district panchayats and 66.6 percent for taluka panchayats.

The final figures were released by the State Election Commission on Monday.

Re-polling was held during the day in a booth in Ghodiya in Jhalod taluka of Dahod district after two EVMs were damaged during Sunday's polling by three people.

The booth recorded around 50 percent turnout during the re-poll, officials said.

Police on Monday said 17 people were arrested in Vadodara for allegedly taking custody of EVMs after polling late Sunday evening in Tarsva in Waghodia taluka.

The mob had claimed the EVMs were tampered and police had to fire a round in the air and lob four teargas shells to bring the situation under control, said a Waghodia police station official.

Polls were held for 8,235 out of 8,474 seats as candidates were elected unopposed on 237 seats and no forms were submitted in two, SEC officials said.

For the 8,235 seats, the BJP fielded 8,161 candidates, Congress 7,778, Aam Aadmi Party 2,090, among others, said the SEC.

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