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BJP set to retain power in six Gujarat municipal corporations

The BJP on Tuesday appeared on course to retain power in six municipal corporations

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Bharatiya Janata Party | Gujarat | Civic polls

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

BJP supporters celebrating in Gujarat. Photo: PTI
BJP supporters celebrating in Gujarat. Photo: PTI

The BJP on Tuesday appeared on course to retain power in six municipal corporations, winning 409 of the 474 seats where results were declared till evening.

Polling for 576 seats in Ahmedabad and five other civic corporations was held on February 21. The counting of votes began on Tuesday morning and is still underway.

While Congress has won 43 of the declared seats so far, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in these elections, made impressive inroads by winning 18 seats so far.

A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the

The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel expressed gratitude to the voters and BJP workers for the results.

"The grand victory of the BJP in these is the victory of the people of This is a grand victory of the politics of development of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Rupani said.

"The people of have provided a subject to political analysts who can now study how the concept of anti-incumbency does not apply in the state," he said.

"Many thanks and congratulations to all the winning candidates, BJP office-bearers, workers and the voters of for the glorious victory of in the elections," Patel tweeted.

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First Published: Tue, February 23 2021. 19:04 IST