Gujarat Municipal Corporation Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar have voted to elect new governing bodies. With Assembly elections due next year, these elections will provide an indicator of the voters’ mood.
Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Counting of votes for 575 seats in six municipal corporations — Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar — of Gujarat began at 9 am under heavy security and strict COVID-19 protocols. All these bodies are currently governed by the BJP.
The State Election Commission (SEC) has said an average 46.08 per cent turnout was registered during voting which was held between 7 am and 6 pm on Sunday. Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent, while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent, followed by 50.72 per cent in Rajkot, 49.46 per cent in Bhavnagar, 47.84 per cent in Vadodara and 47.14 per cent in Surat.
Apart from the BJP and Congress, for the first time, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has jumped into the fray. It is contesting in all six cities. While the BJP has an upper hand in elections to urban local bodies, this time, several senior and multiple-term corporators were denied tickets, leading to disquiet in the party. With Assembly elections due next year, these elections will provide an indicator of the voters’ mood.
Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar have voted to elect new municipal corporations. Follow the latest developments below
Karsan Karmur, the outgoing deputy mayor of Jamnagar is leading against his BJP rivals. Karmur is contesting as an AAP candidate after BJP denied him ticket to contest the election again
Counting of votes underway in Rajkot
In Ward 16 of the VMC, BJP has won two seats. In 2015, Congress had won all four seats here.
In surat, AAP candidates ahead in Patidar dominated areas in Varachha while BJP leading ahead on 16 seats and congress on 2 seats.
BJP wins all four seats in Ward No.10 of Rajkot Municipal Corporation. Sitting Congress corporator Mansukh Kalariya defeated
Congress wins all four seats of Ward 1 — Ami Ravat, Pushpa Waghela and Jaha Desai — retain their seats in Vadodara. First-timer Harish Patel also secured a win. Patel is a close aide of GPCC Working President of Hardik Patel
BJP is leading in ward 6 and 7 of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation while Congress and BJP have two leads each of the four seats in Ward 13
BJP wins all four seats in Ward No.11 of Bhavanagar Municipal Corporation. In 2015 election, BJP and Congress had won two seats each
Congress wins two seats in Ward 16 of the Vadodara. Ward 16 had a panel of 4 Congress corporators in 2015. Chandrakant Shrivastav and Alka Patel are the winners. Shrivastav, who was the leader of Opposition, is the oldest candidate contesting the VMC polls this year
According to initial reports, BJP is leading in all six civic bodies.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, on Monday expressed confidence that the BJP will get unprecedented victory in the elections of the six municipal corporations.
Quoting Rupani, an official statement said, “People have welcomed our politics of development and mantra of ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ and it will be proven in tomorrow’s results.” In the statement, Rupani also said that the lower voter turnout shows that Congress supporters did not come out to vote and that it was never in competition.
Polling for 576 seats in 144 wards across six civic bodies – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar – was held on Sunday (February 21). All these civic bodies are being currently ruled by the BJP. “Designated staff would begin the counting of votes from 9 am on Tuesday at various counting centres in these six cities. People can watch live updates on our website,” said MV Joshi, secretary, State Election Commission.
A woman leaves a voting centre in Naranpura, Ahmedabad on Sunday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
Voting for general elections to six municipal corporations in the state – Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar – saw a tardy pace and low turnout on Sunday.
As per the official website of the Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC), the six municipal corporations reported an average 43% voting. State Election Commissioner Sanjay Prasad said that polling has finished peacefully without any major untoward incident.
Ahmedabad saw the lowest voters’ turnout at 39.54% while Jamnagar witnessed the highest turnout of 52.49%. Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara and Surat, Jamnagar registers highest turnout, Ahmedabad lowest witnessed 47.27%, 46.67%, 45.48% and 45.09% voting respectively.
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