BJP sweeps Rajkot metropolitan panel polls

Voting for the RMPC was held on Saturday. The turnout had remained 99 per cent as 71 out of 72 corporators of the RMC cast their votes.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published:October 11, 2016 12:16 am

BJP clean-swept the maiden election to Rajkot Metropolitan Planning Committee (RMPC) by winning all the 30 seats and handing Congress a drubbing in the process on Monday.

Voting for the RMPC was held on Saturday. The turnout had remained 99 per cent as 71 out of 72 corporators of the RMC cast their votes. Corporators of RMC were voters and only they were eligible to contest the poll. In the counting of votes held at the headquarters of Rajkot Urban Development Authority (RUDA), all the 30 seats went to the BJP.

In the 72-member general board of RMC, the ruling BJP has 38 corporators while the opposition Congress has 34 corporators. Each corporator was entitled to cast 30 votes in the RMPC elections. “Total 71 votes were polled. Out of them, four were rejected as voters had cast more than 30 votes. In the counting of the remaining 67 votes, BJP candidates emerged victorious,” said returning officer Digvijaysinh Jadeja, who is also chief executive authority of RUDA.

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