Gujarat civic polls results 2018 highlights: BJP wins majority of Gujarat municipalities but share comes downhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/gujarat-municipality-election-result-2018-live-updates-bjp-congress-5069484/

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: