Gujarat civic polls: Counting underway, BJP leading

Gujarat civic polls: Counting underway, BJP leading

Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (PTI) Counting is underway for
elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat and the BJP
is leading after winning 40 seats so far out of the total 576,
the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday.

The Congress has so far won nine seats, it said.

Polling for the 576 seats in 144 wards across six
civic bodies – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar
and Jamnagar – was held on Sunday.

The BJP ruled all these civic bodies for last several
terms.

The counting of votes began at 9 am on Tuesday.

After three hours of counting, the SEC said the BJP
has till now emerged victorious in 40 seats, including five in
Ahmedabad, eight in Rajkot, four in Surat, nine in Vadodara,
and seven each in Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.

The Congress has so far won seven seats in Vadodara
and one each in Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.

An average 46.1 per cent voter turnout was recorded in
the elections to the six civic bodies on Sunday.

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. PTI PJT
GK GK

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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