The BJP won 41 out of 44 seats in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) poll on Tuesday, while Congress bagged 2 seats and AAP won only 1 seat.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a landslide victory in the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) election in Gujarat as it won 41 seats out of a total of 44 seats. While Congress managed to win only 2 seats, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was able to bag only one seat.
The counting of votes for the Gandhinagar civic body poll, which took place on Sunday, was conducted on Tuesday.
A total of 162 candidates were in the fray for the 44 seats across 11 wards in GMC.
Addressing a press conference in the local language, Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil said that this victory is proof of BJP workers’ ground connect with the people of the state.
“The voters have rejected AAP. This is a historic result for the BJP. This proves once again that Gujarat’s voters have complete faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.
On Monday, the Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC) authorities had said the polling remained largely peaceful without any untoward incident.
The final voting figure in the poll stood at 56.24 percent, an official said.
These polls were held after the ruling BJP removed Vijay Rupani from the chief minister’s post and gave Bhupendra Patel charge of the top seat recently.
Earlier in the day on Tuesday, BJP supporters were seen celebrating as the party was leading the Gandhinagar civic polls.