The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday swept six key municipal companies in Gujarat, decimating the Congress in civic physique polls within the dwelling state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and residential minister Amit Shah, shrugging apart perceived anti-incumbency.

The BJP has bagged 489 seats from a complete of 576, as many as 100 greater than the 389 seats it received out of 572 within the 2015 elections to the municipal companies of Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara.

The eclipse of the Congress in Gujarat that began within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections continued on the native stage with the celebration successful an apologetic 45 seats vis-a-vis as many as 174 within the earlier elections.

Except in Ahmedabad, the place it received 15 seats in opposition to 165 for the BJP out of a complete of 192 seats with three outcomes but to come back in, and Jamnagar the place the celebration managed 11 seats to BJP’s 50 in a 65-member home, the Congress received seats solely in single digits and scored a zero in Surat.

The opposition celebration received eight in Bhavnagar vis-a-vis 44 for the BJP out of a complete of 52, adopted by seven in Vadodara in opposition to 69 for the BJP (out of a complete of 76 seats) and 4 seats in Rajkot ,the place the BJP received 68 seats (complete 72).

In Surat, the BJP received 93 seats, the AAP opened its account with 27 seats and the Congress received none in a 120-member civic physique.

The Congress had received 36 seats in Surat throughout the 2015 elections.

Elated by the outcomes, Prime Minister Modi tweeted: “Thank you Gujarat! Results of municipal elections across the state clearly show the unwavering faith people have towards politics of development and good governance. Grateful to the people of the state for trusting BJP yet again. Always an honour to serve Gujarat.”

Chief minister Vijay Rupani, who’s recovering from Covid-19, stated: “The election results have demonstrated that anti-incumbency doesn’t apply to Gujarat.” The two-phase native physique polls within the state are being thought-about a precursor to the 2022 meeting elections.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi, which additionally walked into Congress strongholds, managed to win seven seats in Ahmedabad metropolis whereas the Bahujan Samaj Party sprang a shock by successful three in Jamnagar.

Reacting to the outcomes, Gujarat Congress President Amit Chavda tweeted: “We may have lost the elections in terms of numbers, but our party workers would still go among the people with more energy. We thank the people.”

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