Gujarat civic poll results: BJP clinches victory in 44 out of 75 municipalities, tally declines from 59 in 2013
Gujarat's ruling BJP retained power in most of the 75 municipalities in 22 districts where polling was held last week though in line with the December 2017 assembly polls' trend, its overall strength declined and the opposition Congress chalked up several gains
Tuesday’s Gujarat civic polls result will come as a breather for the BJP, which will look to consolidate on the victory ahead of next year's Assembly elections
If he was catapulted to power in 2014 in a wave of support, Modi has also worked assiduously towards maintaining this bond.
Gujarat municipal and local bodies poll results should send alarm bells clanging in the BJP; more so for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The outcome has the potential to thwart his much-hyped Gujarat story, which in turn could affect his personal standing.
BJP managed to retain all the six municipal corporations. For the opposition Congress it is a huge gain after almost a decade.
Congress on Wednesday hailed "great news" in Gujarat civic polls as it claimed it has won 20 of the 31 zila panchayats and was "in the fight" in another five in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Cong slams BJP for deleting voters' names during civic polls in Gujarat at its behest; party denies claims
Gujarat Congress on Sunday alleged that thousands of voters in Ahmedabad could not exercise their franchise for the municipal polls held that day as their names were deliberately removed from the list by the State Election Commission (SEC) at the behest of the BJP-led Gujarat government.