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Gujarat Local Body Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Gujarat firmly with BJP’s agenda of development, says PM Modi

Gujarat Panchayat Election Results 2021, Gujarat Local Body Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: As per the figures, district panchayats witnessed average voting of 66.67 per cent, taluka panchayats recorded voting of 66.86 per cent and municipalities witnessed average voting of 59.05 per cent.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 3, 2021 3:02:50 pm
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Gujarat Local Body Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: After winning big in six municipal corporations in Gujarat, the BJP swept the elections to district panchayats, taluka panchayats and municipalities in the state, as results came in on Tuesday.

The Congress, which had made significant gains in 2015 elections to these local bodies, stood vanquished – Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) chief Amit Chavda and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Paresh Dhanani resigned from their posts owning up to the debacle.

As per the figures, district panchayats witnessed average voting of 66.67 per cent, taluka panchayats recorded voting of 66.86 per cent and municipalities witnessed average voting of 59.05 per cent. Voting for around 7,998 seats of the local bodies was held on Sunday. Prior to that, 237 seats were declared elected uncontested by various candidates. The elections witnessed a three-way contest between BJP, Congress and AAP.

During the voting on Sunday, violence was reported at various places in the state. In one such incident, an attempt was made to capture a booth in Ghodiya village of Zalod taluka in Dahod district. Unidentified persons had allegedly entered the booth and tried to vandalize the electronic voting machines (EVMs) at the location. Following the incident, voting was suspended at the booth with orders of re-polling to be carried out on Monday. As per SEC officials, the re-polling on Monday concluded peacefully with voters’ turnout recorded at 49.12 per cent.

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20:17 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP sweeps Gujarat local body polls, state Cong chief, Oppn leader quit

After winning big in six municipal corporations in Gujarat, the BJP swept the elections to district panchayats, taluka panchayats and municipalities in the state, as results came in on Tuesday.

The Congress, which had made significant gains in 2015 elections to these local bodies, stood vanquished – Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) chief Amit Chavda and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Paresh Dhanani resigned from their posts owning up to the debacle.

As the results started coming in, indicating a clear BJP victory, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and state BJP president C R Paatil reached party headquarters – Shree Kamalam in Gandhinagar – in the afternoon to celebrate. Addressing the media, they said the BJP was likely to win all 31 district panchayats.

Rupani told party workers, “BJP’s saffon flag now flies high in the elections of panchayats and nagarpalikas in Gujarat. Earlier, there were speculations that the BJP has presence in cities but will not get votes/seats in villages. But we have got result even better than in cities. (We are going to win) 31 out of 31 district panchayats. At some places we are winning entire nagarpalikas...”

20:10 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Gujarat local body polls: BJP president JP Nadda congratulates party workers

BJP president JP Nadda congratulates party workers for victory in Gujarat local body polls. "I thank the people of Gujarat wholeheartedly for revealing their faith in 'BJP', a symbol of development and trust in local body elections. For this unprecedented victory, State President Shri @CRPaatil , Chief Minister @vijayrupanibjp And my congratulations to all the energetic activists," he tweeted.

19:38 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Gujarat local body polls: AIMIM scores big in Modasa, wins 9 out of 12 contested seats

Continuing its impressive run in the local body polls in Gujarat, Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) won 9 seats out of 12 contested in Modasa Nagarpalika elections, results to which were released on Tuesday.

Of the 9 seats won by the AIMIM, 6 seats were in Godhra Nagarpalika elections and one seat in Bharuch Nagarpalika. 

With this win, the party has become the main opposition to the BJP in Modasa, which won 19 seats. The Congress could only manage to win four seats.

19:34 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Gujarat firmly with BJP’s agenda of development, says PM Modi

PM Modi tweets after BJP's impressive results in Gujarat local body polls: "Results of the Nagar Palika, Taluka Panchayat and District Panchayat polls across Gujarat give a crystal clear message- Gujarat is firmly with the BJP’s agenda of development and good governance. I bow to the people of Gujarat for the unwavering faith and affection towards BJP."

18:57 (IST)02 Mar 2021
AIMIM wins big in Modasa Nagarpalika elections

The AIMIM has won nine seats out of 12 contested in Modasa Nagarpalika elections, six seats out of eight in Godhra Nagarpalika elections and one seat in Bharuch Nagarpalika.

“The people of Gujarat have welcomed the Majlis with open arms. Today’s results give us the inspiration and vigour to prepare for upcoming panchayat elections in October this year and Vidhansabha polls in 2022,” said Hamid Bhatti, general secretary, AIMIM Gujarat.

18:53 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Gujarat Congress president, Leader of Opposition resign

Post the debacle of Congress, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Amit Chavda and Gujarat Vidhansabha Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani have submitted their resignations to the party high command and they have been accepted. They will continue to serve the posts on interim basis till the time the party chooses new people on the posts.

“We accept the verdict of people even though the election results are below our expectations. We were not able to bring the issues of people and farmers’ issues during the election campaigning. Will continue to serve the people of Gujarat with new vigour and determination,” said Manish Doshi, spokesperson, GPCC.

17:38 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Congress loses Kevadia seat

Congress loses the Kevadia seat -- home to Statue of Unity-- of Narmada district Panchayat by 82 votes. BJP candidate Dinesh Tadvi defeated Congress candidate Ranjitsinh Tadvi, who is the son of sitting District Panchayat member Dilip Jesinh Tadvi.

16:28 (IST)02 Mar 2021
AIMIM scores big in Modasa Nagarpalika polls, wins 8 seats out of 12

AIMIM scores big in Modasa Nagarpalika polls in Aravalli district as it wins 8 seats out of 12 which they had contested. Pushes Congress to number 3 in Modasa with just four seats and places itself at second after BJP which is at 19. 

15:48 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP returns to power in 10 district panchayats in Saurashtra-Kutch

In Saurashtra-Kutch, BJP returns to power in 10 district panchayats. In 2015, BJP had won only Porbandar and Kutch district panchayats. But this time it gains Rajkot, Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Junagadh, Botad, Morbi and Surendranagar.

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15:09 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP wins 8 out of 11 taluka panchayats in Rajkot

BJP wins 8 out of 11 taluka panchayats in Rajkot district. In Upleta taluka panchayat, both Congress and BJP have won 8 seats each with two seats going to independents. BJP has also wrested Rajkot district panchayat back from Congress. 

15:08 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Congress wins Jasdan and Vinchhiya taluka panchayats in Rajkot district

Congress wins Jasdan and Vinchhiya taluka panchayats in Rajkot district. The two Taluka Panchayats constitute Jasdan Assembly seat, the borough of Water Supply Minister Kunvarji Bavaliya. 

Congress had won these panchayats in 2015 also but BJP had gained indirect control post Bavaliya's defection.

14:51 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Congress trails BJP in all taluka Panchayats in Narmada district

The Congress is trailing the BJP in all five taluka Panchayats in Narmada district, where it won four of the taluka panchayats in 2015 in alliance with the Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) -- Tilakwada, Nandod, Sagbara and Dediapada. The fifth taluka panchayat of Garudeshwar was won by the BJP in 2015 and the party is leading in the counting rounds. Garudeshwar taluka panchayat is the one under which the Statue of Unity and Kevadia tourism circuit fall.

14:08 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP wins Panchmahals District Panchayat by winning all 18 of 38 seats counted so far

BJP has won the Panchmahals District Panchayat by winning all 18 of 38 seats counted so far, while Congress has not managed to score a single seat so far.

14:08 (IST)02 Mar 2021
In Padra Municipality in Vadodara, BJP wins with 16 of 28 seats

In Padra Municipality in Vadodara, BJP wins with 16 of 28 seats, while 8 seats were won by independents, eliminating the Congress entirely.

14:07 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP retains Savli Municipality in Vadodara district for the fourth consecutive term

BJP retains Savli Municipality in Vadodara district for the fourth consecutive term. BJP has won 16 of 24 seats in Savli Municipality while Congress won 8.

14:07 (IST)02 Mar 2021
Congress candidate Panna Bhatt loses from Dena seat

Former Vadodara District Panchayat President and Congress candidate Panna Bhatt loses from Dena seat.

14:06 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP wins all 8 taluka panchayats in Kheda district

BJP wins all 8 taluka panchayats in Kheda district including the Congress bastion of Mahuda.

14:06 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP wrests power in Vadodara

BJP wrests power in Vadodara District Panchayat, winning 18 of 34 seats.

13:47 (IST)02 Mar 2021
BJP wrests back Rajkot district panchayat from Congress by winning 26 out of 36 seats

BJP wrests back Rajkot district panchayat from Congress by winning 26 out of 36 seats. Congress tally reduced to just 10 seats. In 2015, Congress had defeated BJP by winning 34 out of 36 seats and had reduced the ruling party to just 2 seats.

13:46 (IST)02 Mar 2021
In 2015, Congress had won Botad district panchayat

In 2015, Congress had won Botad district panchayat but the BJP had got a backdoor entry later on due to defections by sitting Congress members

Meanwhile, a group of civil rights activists have lodged a complaint with Gujarat State Election Commissioner Sanjay Prasad against Kunvarji Bavaliya, Cabinet Minister in the Vijay Rupani government, seeking action against him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

In its complaint, the group – Nagrik Sashaktikaran Manch – has informed Prasad that Bavaliya did not maintain confidentiality of his vote. After casting his vote, the complaint added, Bavaliya said that he voted for BJP and asked others to vote for the party, too.

It added that voting has to be confidential and violating the confidentiality outside a polling booth is a breach of the MCC. “The State Election Commission should take immediate action to set an example and give a message that law is equal for all,” the complaint stated.

Five years ago in November 2015, general elections to 56 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 230 taluka panchayats were held. In those elections, municipalities had recorded 62.77 per cent voting, district panchayats recorded 69.55 percent voting and taluka panchayats witnessed 69.28 per cent voting.

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