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LIVE: 'Thank you Gujarat,' says Modi as BJP set to win all six civic bodies

In a major setback to Congress, it has not won a single seat in Surat, nor was it leading on any seat. Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Latest news live updates: The BJP appeared on course to retain power in the six municipal corporations, winning 409 of the 474 seats. Congress, the main opposition party, had won only 36 seats. The Congress has not won a single seat in Surat where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant, made impressive inroads by winning eight seats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the victory "very special" and said for a party that has been serving in a state for over two decades to record such a phenomenal win is noteworthy. He said the results of municipal elections clearly show the unwavering faith people have in politics of development and good governance.

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Earlier in the day, Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the capital acquisition proposals of various weapons/platforms/equipment/systems required by the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.
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First Published: Tue, February 23 2021. 07:25 IST