New Delhi | Jagran News Desk:  The BJP on Tuesday appeared on course to retain power in six municipal corporations, winning 409 of the 474 seats where results were declared till evening. Polling for 576 seats in Ahmedabad and five other civic corporations was held on February 21. The counting of votes began on Tuesday morning and is still underway.

While Congress has won 43 of the declared seats so far, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, made impressive inroads by winning 18 seats so far. A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the elections. The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel expressed gratitude to the voters and BJP workers for the results. "The grand victory of the BJP in these elections is the victory of the people of Gujarat. This is a grand victory of the politics of development of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Rupani said. "The people of Gujarat have provided a subject to political analysts who can now study how the concept of anti-incumbency does not apply in the state," he said.

Here are the Highlights from Gujarat Municipal Corporation Election Results 2021:

5:30 pm: AIMIM has now opened up an account in Ahmedabad, with four candidates registering a win in the Jamalpur ward

5:20 pm: Surat - 120 seats 
BJP - 93 wins
Congress - 0 wins
AAP - 27 wins

5:10 pm: After the Aam Aadmi Party's performance in the Gujarat municipal elections, Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted congratulated people on "the start of a new politics".

5:00 pm: Out of the 72 seats in Rajkot, BJP wins 68 seats while Congress wins 4 seats. 

4:45 pm: Out of the 64 seats in Jamnagar, BJP won 50, Congress has won 11 and BSP has won 3.

4:30 pm: Out of the 52 seats in Bhavnagar, BJP has won 44 and Congress has won 8.

4:15 pm: Congress party members have stormed the SVNIT counting center in Surat, News18 Gujarat reports. Candidates and supporters of Ward 26 Godadra Dindoli have walked out of the ongoing countdown, alleging that the seals of the EVM machine are open. It has also been alleged that the machines have been replaced. 

4:00 pm: Gujarat: BJP wins 93 seats, while Aam Aadmi Party bags 27 seats in Surat Municipal Corporation election; Congress draws a blank.

3:30 pm: The Gujarat BJP has made an announcement of a public function to celebrate its victory in the municipal corporation elections at its Ahmedabad party office during the evening.

3:15 pm: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation- 192 seats
- BJP wins 72 seats
- Congress wins 12 seats

3:00 pm: Rajkot Municipal Corporation - 72 seats

BJP - 56 (win)
Cong- 0 (win)

BJP - 12 (lead)
Cong- 2  (lead)
AAP - 0 (lead)

2:45 pm: In Surat, AAP has bagged 17 seats even as Congress is yet to open its account. BJP has won 51 seats. There are a total of 120 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation.

2:30 pm: BJP gets majority in Vadodara Municipal Corporation as it wins 44 seats out total 76 already. Congress wins 7 seats. With this BJP wisn the fourth corporation.

2:10 pm: Trends at 2 pm

Surat Municipal Corporation - 120 seats
BJP - 51 (win)
AAP - 13 (win)
Cong- 0 (win)

Vadodara Municipal Corporation - 76 seats
BJP - 33 (win)
Cong- 7 (win)

Jamnagar Municipal Corporation - 64 seats
BJP - 40 (win)
Cong- 5 (win)
BSP - 3 (win)

1:45 pm: BJP wins 263 seats of total 576 seats in 6 municipal corporations. Congress bags 56 seats while the rest of the parties win 19 seats.

1:30 pm: BJP Wins 3 Corporations | As results keep coming in, BJP has won in 3 out of 6 municipal corporations in Gujarat.

1:15 pm: In Vadodara Municipal Corporation, BJP has won 29 seats while Congress has bagged 7 seats. There are a total of 76 seats in Vadodara.

1:00 pm: Surat Municipal Corporation - 120 seats

BJP - 32 (win)

AAP - 8 (win)

Cong- 0 (win)

12:45 pm: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation - 192 seats

BJP - 32 (win)
Cong - 12 (win)

BJP - 6 (lead)
Cong - 4 (lead)
AAP - 0 (lead)

12:20 pm: Results from 6 Corporations:
BJP : 92 (win)
Cong: 18 (win)
AAP : 4 (win)
BSP : 3 (win)

12:10 pm: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation - 192 seats

BJP - 20 (win)
Cong - 0 (win)

BJP - 6 (lead)
Cong - 8 (lead)

12:00 pm: Jamnagar Municipal Corporation - 64 seats

BJP - 11 (win)
Cong - 1 (win)

BJP - 3 (lead)
Cong - 1 (lead)
AAP - 0 (lead)
Other - 1 (lead)

11:55 am: Rajkot Municipal Corporation - 72 Seats

BJP - 24 (win)
Congress - 0 (win)

BJP - 8 (lead)
Congress -2 (lead)
AAP - 0

 

11:45 am: In Rajkot Municipal Corporation, BJP has won 24 seats of the total 72 seats as counting continues in Gujarat. Congress has been unable to win any seat so far.

11:30 am: AAP upsets Congress in Surat with a lead in 15 seats while the latter is ahead in 10 seats. BJP is leading in 45 seats

11:15 am: As per initial trends, BJP is leading in Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj and Navrangpura wards, Congress leads in Dariapur and Chandkheda wards and AIMIM is leading in Behrampura

11:00 am: As per initial trends, BJP is leading in Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj and Navrangpura wards, Congress leads in Dariapur and Chandkheda wards and AIMIM is leading in Behrampura

10:30 am: As counting of votes continues in the six municipal corporations of Gujarat, initial trends show BJP leading in 60 seats while Congress is ahead in 12 seats

10:00 am: In 6 Municipal councils, BJP leads in 37 seats and Congress is ahead in 10 seats.

9:45 am: As per initial trends, Congress ahead in Danilimada ward in Ahmedabad.

9:30 am: According to initial reports, BJP panel ahead in Rajkot ward no. 7.

9:10 am: Counting of votes for 575 seats in six municipal corporations of Gujarat begins.

9:00 am: Ahmedabad: Votes polled during Gujarat local body elections to be counted from 9 am today

8:50 am: Counting of votes for Gujarat local body elections to be held today; visuals from outside a counting centre in Surat

8:40 am: Counting of votes for Gujarat local body polls to be held today; visuals from Vadodara

8:35 am: The State Election Commission (SEC) has said an average 46.08 per cent turnout was registered during voting on Sunday. Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent, while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent. 

8:20 am: All these 6 civic bodies are being currently ruled by the BJP.

8:10 am: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation has 76 seats across 19 wards, while there are 72 seats across 18 wards in the Rajkot Municipal Corporation. The Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation has 52 seats across 13 wards and the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation has 64 seats across 16 wards.

8:00 am: There are a total of 192 seats across 48 wards in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, while there are 120 seats across 30 wards in the Surat Municipal Corporation.

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. Of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these major cities of Gujarat, 52.83 lakh had cast their ballots.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan