- The social gathering hopes to proceed its good run in native physique polls
- Final week, the BJP swept polls throughout a number of municipal companies
- AAP, Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM additionally contested Gujarat native physique polls
The ruling BJP headed for an enormous win as soon as once more in Gujarat local polls, successful 2,085 of 8,474 seats throughout numerous municipalities that voted on Sunday and establishing a large hole with closest rival Congress. Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) took up from the place it left final week, scoring once more on its debut with 15 seats.
Persevering with its good run in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s house state, the place elections are due subsequent 12 months, the BJP surged forward in 75 of 81 municipalities, with the Congress’s seats dropping to 4 and AAP forward in two.
The BJP is main in all 31 district panchayats and it’s forward in 196 of 231 taluka panchayats, with the Congress forward in 33.
Of a complete of 8,474 seats concerned, elections had been held on 8,235 seats whereas in the remaining, candidates had been elected unopposed.
Final week, the BJP swept polls throughout six key municipal companies of Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar, successful 483 of 576 seats. AAP registered its presence in Surat by successful 27 seats at the price of the Congress, which didn’t win any in that city.
Arvind Kejriwal, reveling in AAP’s efficiency, indicated that he was prepping his social gathering for the 2022 Gujarat meeting elections.
On his victory journey to Surat on Thursday, Mr Kejriwal stated AAP would search votes from the individuals of the state within the subsequent meeting polls primarily based on the efficiency of the social gathering’s 27 newly-elected corporators.
The Gujarat BJP sought to offer the AAP chief a actuality test. State BJP chief CR Patil jibed that Mr Kejriwal was holding a roadshow to rejoice the massive variety of AAP candidates who had misplaced their election deposits – forfeited when a candidate fails to get one-sixth of the overall legitimate votes.
AAP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM additionally contested within the Gujarat native physique polls, other than conventional rivals BJP and Congress. The AIMIM fielded candidates in minority-dominated seats of Modasa and Bharuch municipalities. It additionally contested within the Godhra municipality.