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BJP wins local body polls in Gujarat

In what is seen as an acceptance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move, the BJP is ahead in 23 seats of a total of 31 in the local body election. File photo   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The BJP has won two municipalities and one taluka panchayat in Gujarat in the by-elections for over 100 seats for various local bodies and panchayats. The ruling party won 107 seats out of 123 in the various local self governance institutions.

The party leadership described the by polls results as vote for “demonetisation and surgical strike in PoK” while crediting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the favourable results in essentially local ward level elections.

As per the final result declared by the State Election Commission, the BJP has registered victory in Vapi municipality, capturing 41 out of total 44 seats.

Only three seats went to Congress. Similarly, the party also won 27 out of 28 seats in Kanakpur-Kansad municipality in Surat district.

 


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