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Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live: BJP’s tsunami in Rajkot; AAP surges Ahead of Congress in Surat

Gujarat Municipal Election Result 2021, Gujarat Municipal Corporation Election Results 2021Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live: The fate of new entrants like AAP and AIMIM will be decided today. (PTI)

Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation Election Results Live: Results have been declared for 451 seats out of 576 seats. The BJP has won 367 seats, Congress has won 58, AAP 21, BSP 3 and other 4. BJP has clean swept six out of six municipal corporations. It has secured clear majority in Rajkot, Jamnagar, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Surat and Bhavnagar. The saffron party is heading towards a landslide victory in Rajkot by bagging 67 (52 won, lead on 15) out of 76 seats with Congress winning just one seat so far. Trends/Results have been declared for 414 out of 576 seats. BJP has over 346 seats in its kitty, Congress has 52, AAP 13 and others 3. BJP has taken leads in all six Municipal Corporations. Debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made an impressive debut with its candidates have won 8 seats in Surat and is leading on five. Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM which did well during early rounds of counting has slipped to zero. The initial trends were encouraging for both the debutants. Votes were cast for a total of 576 seats with each ward having four corporators, and 2,276 candidates. The municipal corporation elections are being seen as a test for Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, as it may set the tone for the state Assembly polls due next year. Check out Latest tally below:

Ahmedabad (194): BJP 120, Congress 21, AAP 0, AIMIM 0, Others 0

Surat (120): BJP 53, Congress 0, AAP 23, Others 0

Vadodara (76): BJP 53, Congress on 7, AAP 0 others zero

Rajkot (72): BJP 52 (+lead on 15), Congress 4, AAP 0 and Others zero

Bhavnagar (52): BJP 44, Congress 8, AAP 0 and others zero

Jamnagar (64): BJP 50, Congress 11, AAP 0, BSP 3

Counting of votes for six municipal corporations, including major cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, is underway in Gujarat today. Voting for 576 seats in 144 wards across six civic bodies was held on February 21. According to the State Election Commission (SEC), an average 46.08 per cent voter turnout was recorded during the polls. Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent. Rajkot registered a modest 50.72 per cent voting, Bhavnagar 49.46 per cent, Vadodara 47.84 per cent and Surat 47.14 per cent. BJP is the ruling party in all six municipal corporations. Today again, all eyes will be on the BJP. MV Joshi, secretary, State Election Commission yesterday informed that designated staff would begin the counting of votes from 9 am at various counting centres in these six cities. The state election commission will provide live updates of the results on its website. Of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these major cities of Gujarat, 52.83 lakh had cast their ballots. Elections to 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats are scheduled on February 28.

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Though it’s mostly a BJP vs Congress battle, the new entrants like AAP and AIMIM have made the polls interesting. This time, Congress had come out with a unique manifesto promising date destination with cafe, kitty party halls and English medium schools all to be operated by the civic corporations. It will be interesting to see whether these promises will be able to alter the poll mathematics in or there will be a status quo – BJP retaining the power.

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