Gujarat is firmly with BJP's agenda of development, good governance, says PM Narendra Modi after win in local body polls

The ruling BJP recorded a massive victory in the local body polls in Gujarat on Tuesday by winning a clear majority in all 31 district panchayats as well as in 196 out of 231 taluka panchayats and 74 out of 81 municipalities.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 23:27
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Ahmedabad: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday (March 2, 2021) recorded a massive victory in the local body polls in Gujarat. It won a clear majority in all 31 district panchayats as well as in 196 out of 231 taluka panchayats and 74 out of 81 municipalities.

Following the victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Gujarat is 'firmly' with BJP's agenda of development and good governance.

He said, Results of the Nagar Palika, Taluka Panchayat and District Panchayat polls across Gujarat give a crystal clear message- Gujarat is firmly with the BJP’s agenda of development and good governance. I bow to the people of Gujarat for the unwavering faith and affection towards BJP."

The Congress could win 1,805 seats, while the new entrants Aam Aadmi Paty (AAP) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) won 42 and 17 seats, respectively.

The polling took place on Sunday with municipalities recording a voter turnout of 58.82 per cent, while the figure was 65.80 for the district panchayats and 66.60 per cent for taluka panchayats.

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2 March 2021, 20:53 PM

Gujarat Final counting:

District Panchayat (31): BJP 31, Congress 00, others 00.

Taluka Panchayat (231): BJP 198, Congress 33, others 00.

Nagarpalika (81): BJP 79, Congress 02, others 00.

2 March 2021, 18:32 PM

I thank the people of Gujarat for reposing their faith in BJP, a symbol of development and trust, in local body elections: BJP president JP Nadda on the results of Gujarat local body polls. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani also extend congratulations. 

2 March 2021, 18:02 PM

Results of the Nagar Palika, Taluka Panchayat and District Panchayat polls across Gujarat give a crystal clear message- Gujarat is firmly with the BJP’s agenda of development and good governance. I bow to the people of Gujarat for the unwavering faith and affection towards BJP: PM Narendra Modi said on Gujarat local body polls. 

2 March 2021, 17:38 PM

BJP wins 1,967 seats in nagar palika elections, while Congress bags 356 seats, and AAP takes 9 seats. (ANI input)

2 March 2021, 13:54 PM

The AAP  tweeted, "Good news coming in from Gujarat! 24 AAP candidates have been officially declared winners from various rural areas. AAP leading in many more seats. The revolution which started in urban Gujarat continues in the rural polls.''

 

2 March 2021, 13:30 PM

Out of 231 taluka panchayats, BJP is leading in 73 seats, Congress in 11 and others in 3. 

2 March 2021, 10:51 AM

In Kodinar tehsil of Gir-Somnath district, a BJP candidate Rajbhai Vader has won his seat with one vote over his rival. 

2 March 2021, 10:49 AM

In the Junagadh tehsil panchayat, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has opened its account.

2 March 2021, 10:48 AM

Out of the 231 tehsil panchayats, results of 15 have been obtained - 13 to the BJP and two to Congress.

2 March 2021, 10:47 AM

In 31 districts, results of five have been announced, where four have gone to the BJP and one to the Congress.

2 March 2021, 10:46 AM

In the first two hours of counting, results of five out of the 81 municipalities have come, where four have been captured by the BJP and one has gone to Congress.

2 March 2021, 10:24 AM

Gujarat Results at 10 AM

Zila Panchayat: 49/980

BJP: 43
Congress:  06
Others: 00

Tehsil Panchayat: 179/ 4774

BJP: 151
Congress: 25
Others:  03

Municipal corporation: 131/ 2720 

BJP: 117 
Congress: 12
Others :  02

2 March 2021, 07:45 AM

Over 44,000 policemen, including State Reserve Police and 12 companies of CAPF, along with 54,000 home guards were deployed to ensure violence-free voting by the SEC.

2 March 2021, 07:44 AM

There are a total of 3.04 crore registered voters in the second phase local body election in Gujarat.

2 March 2021, 07:43 AM

In the February 21 elections, the BJP had registered a landslide victory across all the six municipal corporations.

2 March 2021, 07:42 AM

By-elections were also held for two seats in taluka panchayats and 24 seats in municipalities. 

2 March 2021, 07:41 AM

Apart from the archrivals - BJP and Congress, Arvind Kejriwal's AAP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM are also in the fray for local body polls in Gujarat this time.

2 March 2021, 07:40 AM

For 8,235 seats, the BJP had fielded 8,161 candidates, Congress 7,778, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 2,090, among others, according to the SEC. 

2 March 2021, 07:40 AM

As per the SEC, there are a total of 8,474 seats across 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats in Gujarat, out of which candidates on 237 seats remain unopposed, and no form was filled for two seats in taluka panchayat. Thus, elections were held on a total of 8,235 seats.

2 March 2021, 07:38 AM

The polling took place on Sunday with municipalities recording a voter turnout of 58.82 per cent, while the figure was 65.80 for the district panchayats and 66.60 per cent for taluka panchayats.

2 March 2021, 07:38 AM

Counting of votes for the polls in 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayat and 231 taluka panchayat in the Gujarat local body election 2021 will be held on Tuesday.

 

2 March 2021, 07:37 AM

Gujarat local body election results 2021 will be announced on Tuesday (March 2, 2021)