GMC elections Highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a landslide victory in the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) elections, held Sunday, by winning 41 out of 44 seats on Tuesday. The Congress, on the other hand, was able to bag only two seats, while Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won one.
In the Okha nagarpalika elections, too, BJP recorded a resounding victory, winning 34 out of the 36 seats.
PM Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude towards the people of Gujarat for BJP’s victory in the civic polls, stating that the results “reaffirm the deep-rooted bond between the people of Gujarat and BJP.”
Meanwhile, Congress snatched away the Bhanvad municipality from BJP in Devbhumi Dwarka, where mid-term elections were held. Congress won 16 out of 24 seats, while BJP only got eight.
The Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC) authorities had said the polling in GMC remained largely peaceful without any untoward incident. According to estimated figures of the SEC, the polling witnessed around 56.24 per cent voter turnout.
Elections to the two nagarpalikas–Tharad in Banaskantha and Okha in Devbhumi Dwarka–and mid-term elections to Bhanvad nagarpalika in Devbhumi Dwarka witnessed an estimated average of 59.52 per cent voting.