Gujarat civic polls results: As it happened

After its battering in Bihar, now the loss in rural local bodies in Gujarat comes more than a year after Narendra Modi, who ruled the state for 12 years, shifted to Delhi.

Gujarat civic polls results: As it happened

Ahmedabad: The Congress on Wednesday made surprise gains in rural and semi-urban areas in Gujarat local body polls. Out of power for 20 years, the Congress made a stunning comeback when it won 21 of the 31 district panchayats, while the BJP retained its hold over urban pockets clinching all six municipal corporations and 40 of 56 municipalities.

Here are the live updates:-

  • 8:35 pm: BJP wrests Viramgam municipality, the home town of Patel quota agitation spearheaded by Hardik Patel.
  • 8:30 pm: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation -  BJP wins 143 seats out of the total of 192.
  • 8:20 pm: In 230 taluka panchayats having 4778 seats, the Congress bags 2509, while BJP manages 1981.

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  • 8:10 pm: Out of the total 31 district panchayats, Congress wins 21 and BJP six.
  • 7:55 pm: ​BJP retains its hold over urban pockets clinching all six municipal corporations and 40 of 56 municipalities.
  • 7:40 pm: Congress makes a stunning comeback in the rural areas of Gujarat, wins 21 of the 31 district panchayats.

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  • 7:10 pm: CM Anandiben thanks citizens for ensuring peaceful elections in Gujarat.
  • 7.00 pm: Block Panchayats Results - Out of total 4778 seats, Congress won 2102, BJP wrests 1718 and Others get 129. 
  • 6.50 pm: District Panchayat Results - According to latest updates BJP has won 292, while the Congress has done exceptionally well by bagging 472 seats, Others get 4  
  • 6:20 pm: Municipal corporation results- Bhavnagar (Total 52 seats; BJP does very well by winning 34 seats, Congress gets 18. 

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  • 6:15 pm: Municipal corporation results- Jamnagar (Total 64 setas; Congress manages 24, BJP wins 38 and Others get 2.
  • 6:12 pm: Municipal corporation results - Vadodara (Total 76 seats; BJP wrests 58, Congress 14, Others 4.
  • 6:10 pm: Chief Minister Anandiben Patel celebrates Gujarat civic elections in Ahmedabad.
  • 6:00 pm: Satisfied with Congress' performance in Gujarat civic polls, party leader Ahmed Patel expresses sincere gratitude to the electorate saying that the results indicate the incumbent BJP government is on its way out in the western state.
  • 5:50 pm: The BJP wrests Rajkot Municipal Corporation by winning 38 out of 72 seats.
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  • 5:35 pm: BJP loses Anand prant in Anand district.
  • 5:20 pm: The Congress made gains in rural and semi-urban areas in Gujarat's local body polls. In the semi-urban and rural areas with a total of 31 district panchayats, the Congress won in 21 places and the BJP in 10. In 2010, the BJP had bagged 30 district panchayats and the Congress only one.
  • 5:05 pm: Municipal corporation results - In Ahmedabad BJP has won 139 seats, Congress 52 and Others 1. In Surat while BJP bagged 82, Congress won 34 of the total 116 councillor seats.
  • 4.35 pm: Congress wins 22 out of total 36 seats in Vadodara Taluka Panchayat. BJP bags 13, Others manage 1 seat.
  • 4.20 pm: Congress wins majority in Vadodara district and panchayat polls by winning 94 out of 176 seats, BJP got 72, while JD(U) won on 1, others won 8.
  • 4.10 pm: In Jamnagar Municipal Corporation, out of total 64 seats in 16 wards, BJP is leading/won on 36 seats, Congress is leading/won on 28 seats.
  • 4.05 pm: In Vadodara, out of total 76 seats in 19 wards, BJP is leading/won on 46 seats, Congress is leading/won on 14 seats.
  • 3.45 pm: BJP is leading/won on 49 seats, while Congress is leading/won on 31 in Surat where results for 116 Councillor seats in 29 wards are available.
  • 3.35 pm: In Rajkot, out of total 72 seats in 18 wards, BJP is leading/won on 40 seats, Congress is leading/won on 34 seats;
  • 3.20 pm: In Ahmedabad, out of total 192 councillor seats in 48 wards, BJP is leading/won on 120 seats, Congress is leading/won on 45 seats.
  • 3.15 pm: Congress spokesperson Randeep S Surjewala takes a dig at Gujarat CM as results pour in.
  • 3.05 pm: Here are some pictures of BJP workers celebrating in Ahmedabad.
  • 2.45 pm: BJP wins 38 out of 72 seats in Rajkot, Congress wins 34 seats.
  • BJP wins Bhavnagar municipal corporation polls, wins 34 out of 52 seats, Congress gets 18 seats.
  • Out of 230 taluka or block panchayats results for total 4,778 wards, BJP is leading/won on 1180 seats, Congress is leading/won on 1482 seats, others on 129.

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  • 2.15 pm: Out of total 31 district panchayat results for 988 wards, BJP is leading on 135 seats, Congress leading/won on 202 seats, others on 4.
  • Congress wins panchayat elections in Rajkot, Surendranagar, Gandhinagar, Morbi, Amreli.
  • 2.05 pm: Latest party-wise update: Jamnagar - BJP 31, Congress 17; Ahmedabad - BJP 79, Congress 31; Bhavnagar - BJP 34, Congress 18.
  • 1.55 pm: BJP wins both the municipalities of Gandhinagar.
  • BJP maintains lead in municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.
  • 1.50 pm: Congress wins panchayat elections in Rajkot, Surendranagar, Gandhinagar, Morbi and Amreli. Hardik Patel’s aide and sedition accused Neelesh Arwariya’s wife wins from Morbi.
  • Congress also captures Botad zila panchayat.
  • 1.30 pm: Congress has won Tapi Zila Panchayat and is leading in Amreli Zila Panchayat.
  • 1.20 pm: In Bhavagar, out of total 52 seats in 13 wards, BJP is leading/won on 29 seats, Congress is leading/won on 17 seats.
  • In Jamnagar, where trends/results are available for 64 seats in 16 wards, ruling BJP is ahead/won on 36 seats, Congress is leading/won on 13 seats.

Also Read: Bhavnagar civic elections results: BJP likely to bag BMC as it leads in 33 seats, Congress in 19

Also Read: Rajkot civic elections results: Of 72 seats, BJP leads in 35, Congress in 34 in nail-biting contest

  • 1.05 pm: As per latest updates from the SEC, in Vadodara, out of total 76 seats in 19 wards, BJP is leading/won on 25 seats, Congress leading/won on 16 seats.
  • Surat: out of total 116 councillor seats in 29 wards, BJP is ahead/won on 52 seats, Congress is leading/won on 35 seats.
  • Rajkot: out of total 72 seats in 18 wards, BJP is leading/won on 31 seats, Congress is leading/won on 31 seats.
  • 12.40 pm: Congress has emerged winner in Gandhinagar Zila Panchayat polls.
  • In a big high for Congress, the party has won both Zila Parishad and municipal corporation in PM Narendra Modi's home district Mehsana. Meanwhile, the Congress is going strong in Rajkot with with leads on 31 seats.
  • 12.25 pm: Congress loses in Bharuch – considered to be the bastion of senior party leader Ahmed Patel.
  • 12.25 pm: BJP maintains lead in municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.
  • 12.20 pm: As per the Election Commission, in 230 Taluka or block panchayats results for total 4,778 wards, BJP is leading/won on 950 seats, Congress is leading/won on 850 seats.
  • In 56 municipalities results available for total 524 wards, BJP is leading/won on 372 seats, Congress is leading/won on 295 seats, others on 57.
  • Of 31 district panchayat results for total 988 wards, BJP is leading/won on 106 seats, Congress is leading/won on 143 seats, others on 5.
  • 12.15 pm: As per the latest SEC updates, out of 76 seats in Vadodara's 19 wards, BJP is leading/won on 13 seats, Congress is leading/won on 12 seats.
  • In Rajkot, out of total 72 seats in 18 wards, BJP is leading/won on 25 seats, Congress is  leading/won on 20 seats.
  • In Rajkot, out of total 72 seats in 18 wards, BJP is leading/won on 25 seats, Congress is leading/won on 20 seats.
  • In Ahmedabad, out of total 192 councillor seats in 18 wards, BJP is leading/won on 69 seats, Congress is leading/won on 22 seats.
  • 12.00 pm: BJP leading in all six municipalities, Congress in Zila Parishads.
  • 11.40 am: Ahmedabad mayor Meenakshiben Patel wins, Rajkot BJP chief loses, Junanagar Zila Panchayat chief loses too.
  • 11.35 am: BJP wins in Surat's Kakodara municipality: EC
  • BJP wins from Vadodara municipal corporation: EC
  • 11.30 am: As per the latest latest trends/results made available by the Election Commission, BJP is ahead on 44 seats Ahmedabad, Congress in Congress 8; In Bhavnagar, BJP is said to be leading/won on 22 seats, Congress is leading/won on 17 seats;
  • Jamnagar Municipal Corporation: BJP is leading/won on 28 seats; Congress leading/won on 8 seats;
  • Vadodara Municipal Corporation: BJP leading/won on 10 seats; INC leading/won on 15 seats.
  • Surat Municipal Corporation: BJP leading/won on 52 seats; INC leading/won on 33 seats;

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  • As per trends available around 11 am, BJP is said to be leading in all 6 municipal corporations.
  • Boost for BJP as it wins seat in Patel quota row leader Hardik Patel's home ward.
  • As per latest trends available around 10. 35 am, BJP has inched ahead in Surat with leads on 33 seats
  • Close contest in Surat between Congress and BJP.
  • Congress has taken a lead in Bhavnagar and is leading on 20 seats while BJP is leading on 14 seats.
  • As of now, BJP is reported to be going strong against Congress and is leading on 18 seats in Rajkot.
  • Here is a picture of election officials counting votes at a centre in VadodaraHere is a picture of election officials counting votes at a centre in Vadodara..
  • Gujarat civic polls trends available at 10.15 am: In Vadodara, BJP is ahead on 17 seats, Congress on 7, meanwhile, Congress is surging ahead in  Surat on 30 seats and BJP in 20.
  • As per trends available around 10.00 am, BJP has maintained a comfortable lead in Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, while Congress is going ahead in Surat.
  • As per trends available around 9.55 am, Congress is leading in Surat, close contest between Congress and BJP reported in Rajkot; BJP maintains lead in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.
  • As per the latest trends available around 9.40 am, Congress has raced ahead in Surat while BJP leads in Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Jamnagar.
  • Congress is leading on two seats in In Vadodara, while BJP is ahead on four seats and has won one.
  • As per the trends available around 9.20 am, Congress is reported to leading on 16 seats in Surat while the BJP is leading on 10. BJP, meanwhile, has won one seat.
  • The BJP has also maintained lead on one seat in Surat.
  • As per the early trends, the BJP is leading on one seat in Vadodara.
  • -Voting for six municipal corporations was held on November 22, while that for 31 district panchayats, 230 taluka panchayats and 56 municipalities was held on November 29.
  • The six municipal corporations registered only 45% voter turn-out, but elsewhere it was over 60%.
  • The elections are being seen as a challenge for the BJP and the Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, as they come after the Patel quota stir. These are also the first major elections in the state after Anandiben took over from Narendra Modi.
  • The Congress is hoping to make a comeback in the state, cashing in on resentment of the Patel community against BJP.
  • Patel leaders who are demanding  inclusion in the OBC quota had appealed the community members to vote against BJP and for Congress ahead of the elections.
  • All the six municipal corporations -  Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar, and Bhavnagar -  are at present controlled by the BJP. Most of the other local bodies in rural and semi-urban areas too are controlled by the BJP.
  • The State Election Commission (SEC) had on Tuesday conducted re-polling at a booth each in Dahod and Mahisagar districts.

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