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Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Celebrations begin as BJP wins big in Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Counting of votes for 575 seats in six municipal corporations — Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar — of Gujarat is underway amid heavy security and strict COVID-19 protocols.

As per the latest data, BJP has won 11 seats in Bhavnagar, 16 in Rajkot, and 17 in Vadodara. In Jamnagar, the BJP has won 18 seats so far while Congress and BSP have won three each. Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is contesting the polls for the first time has hindered Congress’ growth in Rajkot.

The State Election Commission (SEC) has said an average 46.08 per cent turnout was registered during voting which was held between 7 am and 6 pm on Sunday. Ahmedabad recorded the lowest turnout of 42.51 per cent, while Jamnagar saw the highest turnout of 53.38 per cent, followed by 50.72 per cent in Rajkot, 49.46 per cent in Bhavnagar, 47.84 per cent in Vadodara and 47.14 per cent in Surat.

All these bodies are currently governed by the BJP. While the BJP has an upper hand in elections to urban local bodies, this time, several senior and multiple-term corporators were denied tickets, leading to disquiet in the party. With Assembly elections due next year, these elections will provide an indicator of the voters’ mood.

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Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar have voted to elect new municipal corporations. Follow the latest developments below

13:07 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results: BJP wins 16 seats in Rajkot, 18 in Jamnagar

BJP has won 16 seats in Rajkot so far. In  Jamnagar, BJP has won 18 seats so far while Congress and BSP have won three each.

13:02 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP wins 11 seats in Bhavnagar

BJP wins 11 seats in Bhavanagar Municipal Corporation. Congress has won 5 so far

12:47 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Celebrations outside counting centre in Ahmedabad

Celebrations outside counting centre in Ahmedabad

12:40 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Congress retains all four wards in Ahmedabad’s Danilinda ward

Congress retains all four wards in Ahmedabad’s Danilinda ward

12:39 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP wins 17 seats in Vadodara

BJP wins 17 seats in Vadodara, while Congress has managed to grab seven.

12:21 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: Total seats across six civic bodies
  • Ahmedabad: 192
  • Surat: 120
  • Vadodara: 76
  • Rajkot: 72
  • Jamnagar: 64
  • Bhavnagar: 52
12:04 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: Congress retains seats in Ahmedabad;s Dariyapur

In Dariyapur, a Congress bastion in eastern Ahmedabad, the party has retained all four seats.

11:57 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: Won all Rajkot seats, claims BJP

Kamlesh Mirani, president of Rajkot city unit of BJP claims to have won all seats in six of 18 wards of Rajkot Municipal Corporation. He says party has won 24 seats. RMC has total 72 seats

11:56 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Why are elections being held in only six corporations?

Gujarat has eight municipal corporations. The two newer ones, Gandhinagar and Junagadh, are yet to complete their five-year terms. However, elections were held on Sunday for two vacant seats of the Junagadh corporation.

11:50 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: BSP opens account in Jamnagar

BSP opens its account in Jamnagar by winning three out of four seats in Ward.6 of Jamnagar Municipal Corporation

11:43 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Ahmedabad: BJP wins four seats in Gota ward

In Ahmedabad, BJP wins all four seats in Gota ward. Barring one candidate, sitting councillor Parulben Patel (43), BJP had fielded new candidates.

11:39 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Rajkot: BJP sweeps seats in ward no.13

Jagruti Dangar, sitting Congress corporator from Ward No.13 of Rajkot Municipal Corporation loses election as BJP sweeps all four seats in that ward

11:39 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Jamnagar: Congress wins all four seats in Ward No.1

Congress wins all four seats in Ward No.1 of Jamanagar Municipal Corporation

11:30 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP wins four seats in Ahmedabad

BJP won the entire panel of four seats in Khokhra ward in Ahmedabad. The party had won all four seats in 2015 too.

11:15 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Congress opens account in Bhavnagar

Congress opens its account in Bhavanagar Municipal Corporation by winning one seat in Ward No.1. Kantibhai Gohil has emerged as the winner

11:11 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Voting in Vadodara is underway in three rounds

Voting in Vadodara is underway in three rounds: The first round will see Wards 1, 4, 7, 10, 13 and 16 being counted. In the second round Wards 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 will be counted and in the third round Ward 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18.

11:05 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Jamnagar: Karsan Karmur, contesting on AAP ticket, leads over BJP candidates

Karsan Karmur, the outgoing deputy mayor of Jamnagar is leading against his BJP rivals. Karmur is contesting as an AAP candidate after BJP denied him ticket to contest the election again

10:54 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Counting of votes underway in Rajkot

Counting of votes underway in Rajkot

10:48 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Vadodara: BJP wins two seats

In Ward 16 of the VMC, BJP has won two seats. In 2015, Congress had won all four seats here.

10:44 (IST)23 FEB 2021

Surat: BJP ahead in 16 seats; AAP leads in Patidar dominated areas

In surat, AAP candidates ahead in Patidar dominated areas in Varachha while BJP leading ahead on 16 seats and congress on 2 seats.

Gujarat Civic Polls 2021 LIVE Updates: Voting underway, 2,276 candidates in fray A woman leaves a voting centre in Naranpura, Ahmedabad on Sunday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Voting for general elections to six municipal corporations in the state – Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar – saw a tardy pace and low turnout on Sunday.

As per the official website of the Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC), the six municipal corporations reported an average 43% voting. State Election Commissioner Sanjay Prasad said that polling has finished peacefully without any major untoward incident.

Ahmedabad saw the lowest voters’ turnout at 39.54% while Jamnagar witnessed the highest turnout of 52.49%. Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara and Surat, Jamnagar registers highest turnout, Ahmedabad lowest witnessed 47.27%, 46.67%, 45.48% and 45.09% voting respectively.

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