Gujarat Local Body Poll Results: BJP Wins Big, Congress Routed, AAP Impresses Again

INDIA Team Latestly|

The ruling BJP scored a big victory once again in Gujarat local polls. BJP won 6,236 out of 8,470 seats across various municipalities that voted on February 28 in PM Narendra Modi's home state & established a wide gap with rival Congress, which won 1,805 seats. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took up from where it left last week, scoring again on its debut outing with 42 seats. “I bow to the people of Gujarat for the unwavering faith and affection towards BJP," PM Modi tweeted. Continuing its good run in civic polls seen to be a test before elections next year, BJP won 75 of 81 municipalities, with Congress's seats dropping to four & AAP taking two. BJP took all 31 district panchayats & won in 196 of 231 taluka panchayats, with the Congress taking 33. Of a total of 8,474 seats involved, elections were held on 8,235 seats while in the rest, candidates were elected unopposed. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda & the leader of the Congress legislature party, Paresh Dhanani, resigned on March 2 long before all the results were declared.

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