The result of Gujarat’s local body election in its 27 districts, which includes 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats will be announced today. With the counting underway, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is leading with 60 of 81 municipalities, with Congress party gaining in six and Aam Aadmi Party opening its account with one seat.
According to the latest data, of 31 district panchayats, the BJP is leading in 28. Out of 231 taluka panchayats, BJP bagged 73, Congress 11 and AAP won 1.
BJP is leading in both Unjha nagarpalika and Kutch Tehsil, while AAP won Jamnagar panchayat. Congress won 5 seats in Junagarh, while BJP and AAP bagged 2 seats each.
In other regions, BJP has emerged victorious in Ward No.1 of Bardoli Nagarpalika, Ward No.1 of Amod Nagarpalika and Botad Nagarpalika and Ganjisar seat of Santalpur taluka panchayat,
The polling took place on Sunday with a voter turnout of 58.82 per cent, while the figure was 65.80 for the district panchayats and 66.60 per cent for taluka panchayats.
As per the State Election Commission, there are a total of 8,474 seats across 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats in Gujarat, Out of a total of 8,474 seats involved, elections were held on 8,235 seats while the rest were unopposed.
Last week, the BJP made a clean sweep in all the six municipal corporation polls in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar, winning 483 of the 576 seats. The AAP bagged 27 seats in Surat, registering its presence in the state, with Congress failing to even open an account in that town.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, which also contested local body polls in Gujarat for the first time, won seven seats in Ahmedabad’s Muslim-dominated Jamalpur and Maktampura wards.