Jamnagar civic elections results: BJP way ahead of Congress, leads in 36 out of 64 seats
The counting for the Jamnagar civic elections is underway at various centres in the district.
In Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC), as of now, BJP is much ahead of Congress as it is leading in 36 out of 64 seats. Congress is leading in 28 seats.
The counting of votes for the Gujarat civic polls began amid tight security arrangements on Wednesday at 9 am and is underway.
More than 1,800 candidates are 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.
The local bodies polls in Gujarat is being seen a litmus test for the ruling BJP against the backdrop of Patel quota agitation.
The Congress is hoping to make a comeback in the state, cashing in on resentment of the Patel community against BJP.