Rajkot: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday bagged Rajkot Municipal Corporation by winning 38 out of 72 seats.
It was a neck-and-neck electoral battle as Congress bagged 34 seats, hence lost the corporation with a margin of just 4 seats.
The counting of votes for the Gujarat civic polls had begun amid tight security arrangements on Wednesday at 9 am.
The local bodies polls in Gujarat are being seen as a litmus test for the ruling BJP against the backdrop of Patel quota agitation.
More than 1,800 candidates were in the fray for 570 seats across six municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.
Voting for six municipal corporations was held on November 26, while that for 31 district panchayats, 230 taluka panchayats and 56 municipalities was held on November 29.