Gujarat civic polls results 2018 highlights: BJP wins majority of Gujarat municipalities but share comes down

Gujarat municipal election result 2018: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won in 59 of these 74 municipalities that went to polls this year. 

Gujarat municipality election result 2018 LIVE updates: BJP takes lead The Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation building at the state capital. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Gujarat’s ruling BJP on Monday retained power in most of the 75 municipalities in 22 districts where polling was held last week. However, its overall strength declined and the opposition Congress chalked up several gains, IANS reported.

From 59 municipalities it controlled in 2013, the Bharatiya Janata Party could secure only 44 civic bodies while the Congress’ performance shot up dramatically capturing 22 nagarpalikas from six earlier.

This was largely in keeping with the electoral mood in BJP’s bastion of Gujarat ever since the assembly elections. The share of the ruling party, which had bagged 117 seats in the 182-member assembly in 2012, dipped to below 100 — at 99 seats.

Here are the highlights: 

  1. 9:20PM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP wins majority of Gujarat municipalities but share comes down

    Gujarat's ruling BJP on Monday retained power in most of the 75 municipalities in 22 districts., but its overall strength declined and the opposition Congress chalked up several gains, IANS reported.

  2. 4:44PM
    19 Feb, 18

    The BJP claims it has won 44 municipalities and leading in five others, while the Congress has emerged victorious in 13 municipalities and leading in one other. 

  3. 4:12PM
    19 Feb, 18

    The BJP has won 44 municipalities while its rival Congress has won 13 as of yet, according to reports.

  4. 11:55AM
    19 Feb, 18
    Congress secures thumping win Rajula municipality in Amreli

    Congress scores a thumping win in Rajula municipality in Amreli. The party ousts BJP by winning 27 out of 28. The ruling BJP's tally reduced just one in the civic body. Rajula and Jafrabad municipalities are part of Rajula Assembly seat which Congress had snatched away from BJP last December.

    Jafrabad is hometown of Hira Solanki who had won Rajula Assembly seat four consecutive times before losing his bid for the fifth term in December Assembly election. Rajula is hometown of Amrish Der, the Congress candidate who defeated Solanki on his way to winning Rajula Assembly constituency

  5. 11:39AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP retains Gadhda,Dwarka municipalities

    The BJP has retained Gadhda municipality in Botad district and Dwarka municipality in Devbhumi Dwarka district. 

  6. 11:32AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP snatches away Chalala municipality from Congress

    In Amreli district, BJP snatches away Chalala municipality from Congress while retains power in Jafrabad and Lathi municipalities. For Congress, defeat in Jafrabad, Lathi and Chalala comes two months after it won all five Assembly seats in the district in December. 

  7. 11:31AM
    19 Feb, 18
    Congress topples BJP in Salaya municipality

    Congress topples BJP in Salaya municipality in Devbhumi Dwarka district, wins the civic body dominated by voters of the minority community. 

  8. 11:30AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP snatches Dhrol municipality from Congress.

    BJP retains Kalavad and A Jamjodhpur municipalities in Jamnagar district, and snatches away Dhrol municipality from Congress.

    Dhrol is believed to be a stronghold of Raghavji Patel, the former Congress leader who had defected to BJP ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections. However, Patel had lost Assembly elections from his seat of Jamnagar rural. 

  9. 11:26AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP retains Karamsad Municipality in Kheda district

    BJP retains Karamsad Municipality in Kheda district. Karamsad is a Patidar dominated area and also the home of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. 

  10. 11:20AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP leading in 37 municipalities, Congress in 26

    The BJP is currently leading in 37 municipalities and the Congress is leading in 26 municipalities, reports ANI.

  11. 11:13AM
    19 Feb, 18
    Congress leads in Mehmedabad in Kheda

    Congress has won one ward and leading in the other in Mehmedabad municipality in Kheda district.

  12. 10:51AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP leading in Dwarka municipality in Devbhumi Dwarka district

    The BJP is currently leading in Dwarka municipality in Devbhumi Dwarka district. 

  13. 10:44AM
    19 Feb, 18
    Congress leading in Mahuda, Chaklasi municipalities

    The Congress is currently leading in Mahuda and Chaklasi Municipalities in Kheda district. 

  14. 10:43AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP retains power in Jasdan municipality of Rajkot district

    BJP retains power in Jasdan municipality in Rajkot district by winning 23 seats out of 28. The BJP win comes just two months after Congress had managed to retain Jasdan Assembly seat last December.

    Jasdan municipality is part of Jasdan Assembly constituency, a traditional Congress bastion. In 2013 poll to Jasdan municipality, BJP had won 20 seats out of 27.

  15. 10:43AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP wins Anand's Vallabh Vidyanagar Municipality polls

    BJP wins Anand's Vallabh Vidyanagar Municipality polls with all 24 seats in six wards. Congress gets none.

  16. 10:39AM
    19 Feb, 18
    BJP takes lead on 11 Nagar Palikas

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a lead on  11 Nagar Palikas, Congress is leading on 10, reports ANI.