Gujarat Civic Polls Live Updates: MIM Wins 8 Seats In Ahmedabad

Gujarat Civic Polls Live Updates: MIM Wins 8 Seats In Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: The ruling BJP is ahead in Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Ahemdabad and going strong in 263 seats, Congress in 50 while Arvind Kejriwalled AAP has maintained a good lead in Surat hours after counting of votes for 576 seats in 144 wards across six civic bodies in Gujarat began on Tuesday. The six municipal corporations that went to the polls on Sunday are Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar. All these civic bodies are currently being ruled by the BJP.

The counting of votes began at 9 AM under the watchful eyes of the Election Commission. Polling in six civic bodies – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar – was held on Sunday. All these civic bodies are being currently ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Designated staff would begin the counting of votes from 9 AM on Tuesday at various counting centres in these six cities. People can watch live updates on our website,” said MV Joshi, secretary, State Election Commission had said on Monday. The State Election Commission (SEC) has said an average 46.08 per cent turnout was registered during voting which was held between 7 AM and 6 PM on Sunday.

Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent, while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent, followed by 50.72 per cent in Rajkot, 49.46 per cent in Bhavnagar, 47.84 per cent in Vadodara and 47.14 per cent in Surat. Of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these major cities of Gujarat, 52.83 lakh had cast their ballots, the SEC said in a release. Elections to 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats are scheduled on February 28.

23 February 2021, 19:38 PM: Union Home Minister Amit Shah: Municipal corporation poll results show that Gujarat has again established itself as BJP’s stronghold. BJP continues to carry out the ‘vikas yatra’ started in the leadership of Modi Ji. Today’s results are one of the best results in Gujarat.

23 February 2021, 19:33 PM: PM Narendra Modi: Thank you Gujarat! Results of municipal elections across the state clearly show the unwavering faith people have towards politics of development and good governance. Grateful to the people of the state for trusting BJP yet again. Always an honour to serve Gujarat. I would like to appreciate the efforts of each and every Karyakarta of BJP Gujarat, who reached out to people and elaborated on our Party’s vision for the state. The Gujarat government’s pro-people policies have positively impacted the entire state. Today’s win across Gujarat is very special. For a party that is serving in a state for over two decades to record such a phenomenal win is noteworthy. It is heartening to see widespread support from all sections of society, particularly the youth of Gujarat towards BJP.

23 February 2021, 18:48 PM: AIMIM wins 8 seats in Ahmedabad, 4 each in Jamalpur and Maktampura.

23 February 2021, 18:10 PM: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP convenor: Heartfelt congratulations to the people of Gujarat for introducing new politics.

Notably, AAP had fielded 470 candidates across six corporations and won eight seats in Surat.

23 February 2021, 15:18 PM: So far, the trends are available for 405 seats out of the total 576 seats. Bharatiya Janata Party is leading on 337, Congress 42 while Aam Aadmi Party on 22 seats.

23 February 2021, 15:14 PM: After Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar, BJP wins Vadodara civic body.

23 February 2021, 15:11 PM: In Surat on 120 seats, BJP has so far won 51, while AAP 17. Congress has not opened its account yet.

23 February 2021, 13:19 PM: AAP opened its account in the municipal corporation election in Surat by winning all seats in Ward 2 (Amroli-Mota Varachha), 4 (Kapodra) and 16 (Puna West).

23 February 2021, 13:18 PM: The Congress has won in 12 seats and is leading in four. It has retained Dariyapur, its bastion in eastern Ahmedabad, and also won in all four wards in Danilinda.

23 February 2021, 13:17 PM: The BJP, which won 32 seats and is leading in six in Ahmedabad so far, has retained all four seats in Khokhra ward. It also won all four seats in the Gota ward.

23 February 2021, 13:16 PM: While AAP is ahead in 11 seats, Others have maintained the lead on 15-20 seats.

23 February 2021, 13:15 PM: The ruling BJP is ahead in 263 seats, Congress in 50 while Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is going strong in 11 seats, hours after counting of votes for 576 seats in 144 wards across six civic bodies in Gujarat began on Tuesday.

23 February 2021, 11:26 AM: Congress is leading in Dariapur & Chandkheda wards and AIMIM is leading in Behrampura; BJP is leading in 58 seats & Congress in 8 seats, as per latest trends.

23 February 2021, 11:26 AM: As per initial trends, BJP is leading in Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj & Navrangpura wards.

23 February 2021, 11:25 AM: BJP has taken a massive lead in six Gujarat civic body polls. As of now, BJP is ahead in 150 seats, Congress in 34 while Others are ahead in 8.

23 February 2021, 10:39 AM: As per available trends, the ruling BJP is ahead of Congress in several seats.

23 February 2021, 09:14 AM: Visuals of counting of votes in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.

23 February 2021, 09:11 AM: Counting of votes for 576 seats in 144 wards across six civic bodies – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar – has begun under the watchful eyes of the Election Commission.

23 February 2021, 07:36 AM: Nine candidates are also in the fray for by-elections to two seats in the Junagadh Municipal Corporation.

23 February 2021, 07:35 AM: After the results are announced today, elections to 31 district and 231 taluka panchayats and 81 municipalities will be held on 28 February.

23 February 2021, 07:34 AM: A total of 2,276 candidates, comprising 577 from the BJP, 566 from the Congress, 470 from AAP, 91 from NCP, 353 from other parties, and 228 Independents, contested the local body elections in Gujarat.

23 February 2021, 07:34 AM: Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has also made its debut in the Gujarat local bodies polls and fielded 21 candidates in six wards of Ahmedabad.

23 February 2021, 07:33 AM: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed it would be an effective alternative to the BJP and Congress.

23 February 2021, 06:59 AM: During the poll campaign, the BJP played the “development” card, while Congress, which has been out of power in these local bodies for a long time now, cited the “lack of amenities” and the recent fuel price hike to turn the tide.

23 February 2021, 06:59 AM: The main contest is between the BJP, which has ruled the six corporations for last several terms, and the main Opposition Congress.

23 February 2021, 06:59 AM: The civic body elections are being seen as a test for the Rupani government as it may set the tone for the Assembly polls slated for next year.

23 February 2021, 06:58 AM: Top leaders of the BJP, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP MP Kirit Solanki, party MLA Rakesh Shah and Gujarat party chief CR Paatil, had cast their votes on Sunday. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani also cast his vote in Rajkot, hours after testing negative for COVID-19.

23 February 2021, 06:57 AM: All these civic bodies are currently being ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

23 February 2021, 06:57 AM: The six municipal corporations that went to polls on Sunday are – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.

23 February 2021, 06:56 AM: The counting of votes will start at 9 am on Tuesday.

23 February 2021, 06:56 AM: Polling for 576 seats in 144 wards across six civic bodies was held on February 21.

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