1. Gujarat local body election results: BJP gets shot in the arm a year before Assembly polls

Gujarat local body election results: BJP gets shot in the arm a year before Assembly polls

In a big boost of the BJP ahead of Gujarat Assembly polls next year, the party got a shot in the arm today in the municipal elections, with results till the afternoon showed they have done much better than Congress

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 29, 2016 2:48 PM
In Vapi municipal polls in the state, out of 44 seats the BJP has won 41. (ANI) In Vapi municipal polls in the state, out of 44 seats the BJP has won 41. (ANI)

In a big boost of the BJP ahead of Gujarat Assembly polls next year, the party got a shot in the arm today in the municipal elections, with results till the afternoon showed they have done much better than Congress, which did much badly then perhaps expected.


While in Vapi municipal polls in the state, out of 44 seats the party have won 41, while the Congress bagged 3. In the Kanakpur-Kansad muncipal polls in Surat, out of 28 seats the BJP grabbed 27, while Congress had to be satisfied with one. In the Taluka panchayat and municipal bypolls, BJP bagged 23 seats while the Congress won 8 seats.


At a time when the country is seeing debates all around on whether the demonetisation move by the government was good step on curbing black money, the results have shown that BJP has not lost any popularity at least as far as Gujarat is concerned. On the other hand these results have showed that Congress have to do much hard work if they want to win the next Assembly polls.


Congratulating the party for the victory in Gujarat municipal polls Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani thanked the people of Gujarat for their support for BJP in a tweet. Her successor and current HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also said that results of local body polls in Gujarat and Maharashtra have shown that people of the country are supporting the government on the demonetisation issue.

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