Rajasthan urban local body polls: Congress beats BJP, bags 620 ward councillor posts

While the BJP won 548 posts, Independent candidates bagged 595 of the total 1,775 ward councillor posts for which results were declared

Press Trust of India December 14, 2020 14:39:33 IST
Rajasthan urban local body polls: Congress beats BJP, bags 620 ward councillor posts

Congress workers celebrating the party's performance in the Rajasthan urban local body polls. PTI

Jaipur: The ruling Congress in Rajasthan won 620, the BJP 548, and independent candidates bagged 595 of the total 1,775 ward councillor posts in 50 urban local bodies for which results were declared on Sunday, according to a State Election Commission official.

Seven candidates of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), two each of the CPI and CPM and one of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) also won in the ULBs spread across 12 districts of Rajasthan, the State Election Commission spokesperson said.

As many as 2,622 polling booths were set up for the election. A total of 14.32 lakh voters were eligible to exercise their franchise while 7,249 candidates were in the fray.

The notification for the election to the post of chairman in these local bodies will be issued on 14 December. The voting for the post of chairman will be held on December 20, while for the vice-chairman post, it will be conducted on 21 December.

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